Minolta AF 35mm F2 A-mount lens review by Common Aussie

reviewer#10701 date: Nov-14-2012
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 35-70 F4
Minolta 28mm F2.8
Minolta 28-105 F3.5-4.5
price paid:600 AUD (2010 ex+)
positive:sharp, colour, snappy focus
negative:none for me
comment:Appears to render images marginally more contrasty and saturated than Minolta G lenses but still natural looking. Probably my most used lens.

Wonderfully sharp and I have easily made A0 prints from 8bit jpeg files captured through this lens.

Light, fast and sharp from wide open. A classic and very happy to have it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 52
  • sharpness: 4.94
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.71
  • distortion: 4.87
  • flare control: 4.56
  • overall: 4.81
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