Minolta AF 35mm F2 RS A-mount lens review by Dumont

reviewer#1265 date: Oct-5-2006
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50/1.4 old style
Quantaray 24/2.8 (rebadged Sigma)
price paid:
positive:Beautiful bokeh, light and MF ring much better than old style lenses. Becomes a standard lens with 1.5x crop factor.
negative:None that I can think of.
comment:One of my first "rare" lenses, definitely a keeper! I am curious to see how it will do with Infrared. I noticed that the lens does suffer for some flaring even with it's hood, but that was against the afternoon sunset, not 100 percent sure that would not happen to any wide angle lens...

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 20
  • sharpness: 4.78
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.70
  • distortion: 4.90
  • flare control: 4.55
  • overall: 4.79
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