Minolta AF 35mm F2 A-mount lens review by alpha shooter

reviewer#11860 date: Jun-8-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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:Sony SEL2470Z 24-70
Minolta 35-70 F4
Tokina ATX-Pro 28-70 F2.8 (Agnieux version)
Sigma 28-70 F2.8
Minolta 50mm F1.7 (RS)
Minolta 50mm F1.7 (older version)
Minolta 50mm F1.4 (older version)
price paid:€ 390
positive:+ razor sharp
+ beautiful colors
+ small and compact
+ ideal for street photography/photojournalism
negative:- built quality
- rare
comment:This is an essential must-own lens for every Sony shooter. Ideal for street photography. This lens is razor sharp. It is super compact (fits in my jeans pocket), has the typical beautiful Minolta colors and it is super rare to find. In short if you see one, buy it !!! Its one of the best 35mm for the alpha system out there and also worth the price. Its a tragedy that Sony doesnt produce an equivalent.

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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