Minolta AF 35mm F2 A-mount lens review by godsakes

reviewer#10809 date: Dec-30-2012
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:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:very sharp
high contrast
compact
negative:rare and expensive
wave like distortion
comment:Seems like a very nice little lens, very sharp wide open, fast AF, high contrast deep colours. Wish it was a current production lens.

The 2 main downside to this lens is it's quite rare (thus expensive), next is the lens has a peculiar wave distortion. If being overly critical you could moan that there's some noticeable vignetting wide open though I don't mind it personally, there's a hint of CA wide open when pixel peeping but thankfully small enough not to be a real world concern.

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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