Minolta AF 35mm F1.4 G RS A-mount lens review by niji
|niji#11996 date: Sep-29-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||650 AUD used|
|negative:||Sharpness under f2.8 (if this is what you need)|
|comment:||I've been holding off several years to write this review and after a good look at my Lightroom catalogue recently can share the following thoughts.|
Firstly, I'm in the adoring camp for this lens. I love the way it renders images, the colour especially, but the bokeh is also very nice. I should point out that my primary use for this lens is portraiture when the subject is within a few feet, mostly kids who don't get especially concerned with a camera shoved so closely to their faces.
I find sharpness at the larger apertures middling, but from f2.8 it is biting for my style of photographs. I have a fair bit of MFA dialled in to my A850 and always wondered if this was also playing a part in the softness wide open.
In short it's one of my favourites, one of they few that I feel made a good transition from film in my case. I would like to personally compare it with the Sigma Art one day.