Minolta AF 35mm F2 A-mount lens review by Jose de Luna

reviewer#997 date: Jul-8-2006
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:Excellent sharpness even wide open (f2), well-saturated colors, very compact
negative:small focussing ring, dedicated petal-lens hood not enough to control flare, I use the 100mm f2 hood instead.
comment:An excellent performer in the Minolta prime lens line-up, a more practical choice compared to the f1.4 version. Makes a very good standard lens on the 7D/5D (~50mm w/1.5x crop factor). Sharpness is incomparable to any zoom lenses. A must have lens for all Minolta digital slr users.

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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