Minolta AF 35-80mm F4-5.6 A-mount lens review by megrim
|megrim#5934 date: Aug-30-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 35-70 F4|
|price paid:||10 Euro|
- Plastic build
- Above 70mm worthless
- Feels like a My First Fisherprice product
|comment:||Part of a combination with a Film SLR [Dynax 3000i]. Is it his the worst lens made by Minolta? I stack up it there yes and I have found the softness of it interesting.|
Compared to the beautiful crafted 35-70 metal body it feels very cheap. Even cheaper then the Sony kitlens, the strange filter thread is not the only weird thing. Also the little flip cover makes you question what is going on. It definitely is not your usual Minolta Lens.
I found it not extremely un-sharp but it is very obvious not as sharp as you desire a lens to be. For normal shooting it would bug me but this will make an interesting portrait lens!
It does seems to have a few big weaknesses in design though and use above 70 seems very inadvisable. Up till 70 it is probably useful portraits only! It isn't though like an expensive portrait lens, more like a cheap bad one. Still at the price I am not complaining.