Minolta AF 35mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by troublestylist

reviewer#3400 date: Mar-25-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:28/2
price paid:400
positive:BOKEH!
negative:Cost
comment:What else is there to say? An impressive portrait lens on APS that delivers unequalled bokeh. Not sure what I'll use it for on FF, but I'm sure it'll be fun.

I gave it a slight hit on sharpness, because the 35/2 and 28/2 are probably sharper. But the smoothness of the tonality is unbeatable.

I got mine for a steal, but wouldn't hesitate to buy the new Sony model if I had to. It's got some updates which make it as good or better.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 21
  • sharpness: 4.81
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.90
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.62
  • overall: 4.86
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