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

reviewer#2241 date: May-1-2007
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: 50mm f1.7
17-35mm f2.8
28-75mm f2.8
price paid:150 USD
positive:VERY SHARP at f2
COMPACT
NORMAL LENSE AT APS-C
negative:RARE TO FIND
RELATIVELY EXPENSIVE
comment:A very very GOOD lense

purchased lense through a friend
at around 150 USD a bargain i know!
i still do not know why he sold it for such a price!

amazing bokeh
good built
very compact with my 7d+vd7d
and the sharpness at f2 is better than most
other lenses at f4 or tighter
it becomes a normal lense on my 7d

the cons
the hood is too tight
that it scares the hell out of
me at times
and if it breaks
it would probably cost a fortune
to get it fixed...


My favorite lense so far
Hence, If you can find one
buy it no matter what!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 53
  • sharpness: 4.93
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.70
  • distortion: 4.85
  • flare control: 4.55
  • overall: 4.80
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