Minolta AF 35mm F1.4 G RS A-mount lens review by jeffbozo
|jeffbozo#44406 date: Nov-3-2019|
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|comment:||Overall, I'm very impressed with the old Minolta AF 35mm F/2 lens, it's sharp in the centers at F/2, with the corners sharpening up at F/5.6. I also like the way the mid-to-outer image areas are sharp, making use on an APS-C camera that much better. Light fall-off is slightly noticeable on full frame when used at F/2, but APS-C users avoid this issue. Distortion is mild to moderate, again, depending on sensor size. Ghosting is poor by today's standards, as is coma, but that stuff is manageable. It's a shame Sony hasn't re-issued this lens with updated coating like they did with the 35mm F/1.4. In fact, if you go here, you can see the 35mm F/2 performs better all the way around in sharpness, although you do miss an extra stop of light.|
The Minolta AF 35mm F/2 is the best of the wide to normal primes available for your Sony camera (or Minolta) in my opinion, although the 28mm F/2 performs about the same, I guess it all depends on what your favorite focal length is.
APS-C users; has about the same coverage as a 50mm lens on a full frame camera, and coma and light fall-off is almost avoided due to the crop factor.
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