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

reviewer#4793 date: Feb-3-2009
sharpness: 2
color: 4
build: 1
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 2.8
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:Minolta 24-85 new
Sony 18-70
Sony 35G
price paid:6 EUR
positive:Lightweight
Compact
Built-in "front cap"
negative:Very low IQ
Cheap plastic body
Filter thread outside "cap"

comment:Very soft old "kit" lens, may be worst zoom with Minolta logo ever made.
Usable for portraits in soft-style.
Unique for system (but very cheap) 46 mm filter size.

Good source of original metal bayonet rings and rear caps.

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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