Minolta AF 35-80mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by jakubh70

reviewer#5046 date: Mar-15-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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:KM 28-100 D, Sigma 28-105, SAL-1870, SAL-16105
price paid:
positive:Cheap, solid kit lens, sharp (yes), internal focusing
negative:Slow, 46 mm filters not so popular
comment:I've bought it second hand for testing purposes only. My copy is sharp and produces much better images than newer kit lenses. No visible distortion, flare can be an issue. Automatic lens cap is nice, front does not rotate so one can use PL easily.

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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