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

reviewer#3353 date: Mar-12-2008
sharpness: 2
color: 3
build: 2
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 2.4
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:28-70/2,8G
28-80/3,5-5,6D
28-105/3,5-4,5xi
50/1,4
price paid:
missing
positive:actually nothing
negative:weak build, low colour and sharpness potential, useless f4-5,6, focal length
comment:Looks like this is one of the worse minolta lenses. Even with its low price there are other cheap zooms which are much better. 35mm - too long for wide angle. f4 - too dark for useful experience. A peace of advice: get rid of it and find something more serious.

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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