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

reviewer#4675 date: Jan-12-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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
85 1.4
cz 16-80
price paid:350 USD(5 years ago)
positive:tack sharp
excellent color
excellent contrast
very light
negative:lens hood will allow some flare
comment:Was thinking about selling this lens when I was still doing only film, but with APS it is a "normal" lens and is on my A100 and A700 alot. Perfect for low light shooting indoors and paired with A100 a great walkaround combo when I go downtown. Contrast is superb, giving a nice 3D effect. On my camera more than the 85/1.4.

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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