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

reviewer#1819 date: Feb-12-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 2
overall: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:not compared
price paid:500USD
positive:size, weight, sharpness even its not a G.
negative:flare against the sun
comment:I like this lens because of its weight and size. But also its performance from f2 to 3,5 is amazing, and DOF games in such focal lenght come in handy as well. This lens is pretty sharp at 2,0 /difficult to observe due to shallow DOF/, and gets better and better stopped down. I am very satisfied with this purchase, and will let go my zoom 24-70 together with purchase of 50/1,4.

update: now I have returned from the mountains, and I have to tell you, that the flare control is very very poor. I really dont like it.

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania