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

reviewer#8433 date: Dec-21-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Zeiss 24-70\2.8
Sigma 50\1.4
Sony 20\2.8
price paid:625 USD used
positive: THE COLORS, nice sharpness, solid build
very light
negative:Lens hood will not clear cap when revesed
filter size
comment:As noted by others. there is an unquantifiable 3-D effect, particularly in soft, evening light that I have never seen before. It may be due, in part, to the amazing contrast and color rendition. I have not noted any unusual flare problems. I sincerely doubt I'll ever give up this lens.

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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