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

reviewer#44094 date: Jun-28-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:CZ24-70
Minolta 28/2.8
Minolta 24/2.8
Minolta 50/1.7
Minolta 50/1.4
And lots of others
price paid:€230
positive:Sharpness
Color
Build
Handling
AF
Size & weight
negative:Flare resistance is not up to modern standard
Very extreme corners never get excellent on 42mp
comment:This is a lens that has stood the test of time. Still works great on my A99II 42 mp sensor. If you are pixel peeping only the extreme corners are not excellent even when stopped down. Still very much useful wide open in the center.
It's not bad considering flare resistance but as expected not up to modern lens standards.
But all is forgotten when you start shooting and see the results. Colors and contrast are excellent. It's a very flattering lens. It puts a smile on your face when reviewing you shots.
These are sought after and you still pay a lot more that most other older Minolta glass, but I can see why.
Highly recommended, mine is a keeper.

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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