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

reviewer#7872 date: Aug-26-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Sig 17-35
Tam 28-75/2.8
Min 35-105
price paid:usd 420 new
Minolta colors
Utterly dependable
negative:Not good for close faces
comment:This is a wonderful lens. I like it as much as I dislike the Min 20 RS, and for much the same set of intangible reasons. It always delivers, -- colors, detail, background blur, exposure, contrast. It shows a form of perspective distortion, where noses on close-up faces are overlarge -- but that's inherent in any such lens. I have learned to avoid those kinds of photographs. It is sharp in exactly the way I like, and it is smooth at the same time. The longer I own it, the more I enjoy 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
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