Minolta AF 35-80mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by conor12

reviewer#5268 date: Apr-21-2009
sharpness: 1
color: 3
build: 1
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 2.2
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 50/1.8 28-135/4-4.5 28/2.8 35-70/4
Leica 35/2 60/2.8 90/2
price paid:25 Euro
positive:Can't think of any
negative:The softest lens I have ever used.
comment:I was really disappointed with this lens. The Minolta 35-70/4 blew it out of the water on the few tests I did before giving up. Maybe a bad sample but I will avoid this lens like the plague in future.

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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