Minolta AF 35mm F2 RS A-mount lens review by Bob5D

reviewer#825 date: May-21-2006
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:18-70mm DT kit lens.
50mm f1.7
price paid:
positive:Good balance on 5D.
Very sharp even wide open.
New focus ring very usable.
negative:Hard to find.
Is it too good for 6mp?
comment:This lens is always on my 5D. My kit lens stays in the bag most of the time since I bought this.
Interior shots can be taken in almost all situations with the fast f2 and AS.
The big rubber grip makes this easier to manual focus than my old 50mm.
Can't wait to try this on a full frame sensor as the 1.5x crop factor is only minor niggle.
Highly recommended if you can find one.

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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