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

reviewer#4615 date: Jan-3-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
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:MinO 50 1.7
MinO 50 1.4
SAL 50 1.4
CZ16-80
price paid:550 USD (used)
positive:Sharpness
Small size
Quick focus
Colors
negative:Used cost
comment:This lens has almost a clinical sharpness. It is so sharp wide open on APS-C, I never stop down to improve sharpness. The 35mm focal length on APS-C makes it a perfect fast indoor lens. I always found 50mm to be too long for indoors, and now I never use the 50mm. There is no distortion and the colors are classic minolta. The only problem with this lens is the rarity and the high used cost.

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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