Minolta AF 35-80mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by Peter1982

reviewer#10848 date: Jan-12-2013
sharpness: 2
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- Sony 18-55
- Sony 18-70
- Minolta 35-70 F3,5-4,5
- Sigma 18-200 DC
- Sony 18-135
- Minolta 28-105 RS
- Minolta 24-85 RS
- some primes
price paid:5 € (used)
positive:- front element shutter
negative:- soft, soft, soft
comment:My copy was the softest lens I've ever seen. All pictures were soft, no sharpness. Pictures were not bad, but all unsharp, a little bit like a blur filter effect. I disassambled this lens to learn more about lens construction and for spare parts.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 17
  • sharpness: 2.56
  • color: 3.59
  • build: 2.35
  • distortion: 3.35
  • flare control: 2.82
  • overall: 2.94
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