Minolta AF 35mm F1.4 G RS A-mount lens review by H_K_F

reviewer#1223 date: Sep-24-2006
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:17-35 f3.5G, 28-70 f2.8G at the same range.
For distortion : Beats 28-70 slightly; beats 17-35 in a bigger margain.
price paid:
missing
positive:Bright viewfinder image.
Sharp.
Slightly high contrast.
Extract the most amount of color details in a low light situation of all the minolta glass I owned... "King of low light"
negative:Expensive.
comment:The best Minolta glass I owned; richest tone, color and details; especially in low light situations.

Excellent micro contrast, produces outstanding "3-D"ish image.

Together with the 85 1.4GD, my daily walk around combo with A900.


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 11
  • sharpness: 4.36
  • color: 4.91
  • build: 4.91
  • distortion: 4.82
  • flare control: 4.55
  • overall: 4.71
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