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

reviewer#551 date: Mar-5-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:28/2.8, 17-35D, 28-75D, 50/1.4
price paid:230 € (used)
positive:- light and compact
- sharp
negative:- not with this lens
comment:I love this lens. This is one of those lenses that I'm very proud to own. With 100/2 this is my favourite lens. Sharp, with excellent contrast and color balance makes all prints somewhat "better" than usual.
In strong backlight a bit of CA can be seen, but nothing serious and worth worrying about.
Either this or 28/2 are must have primes IMHO, especially on 1.5 cropped sensor.
**Full frame**
Excellent; part of my heavy duty kit now.

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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