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

reviewer#3835 date: Jul-10-2008
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:50 1.7, 135 2.8, Tam 17-50, Sig 17-70, Sony 16-105, Min 28-135
price paid:
positive:Small, "normal" focal length, fast, quick focus, sharp, 3D, smooth.
comment:Updated after a year of use...

What can I say? It's just "right" in every way. I've updated sharpness from 4.5 to 5, and flare from 4 to 5 upon review of many images. It gives a great 3-dimensional look. It's small and light, and easy to zoom with your feet. Great outdoors and in. I've tried a variety of zooms and keep coming back to the 35/2 as my walkaround. Don't ever hesitate to buy one, if you can find one. I didn't pay much and got lucky, but it's a lens worth investing in for the long term, on full-frame and apsc.

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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