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Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4 Lens

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Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4 lens

Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4 lens

Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4 lens

Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4 lens

Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 1985

Optical design: 6 elements in 6 groups

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Average price: $140


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
35mm - 70mmf/4.0f/2270.30349255/952/2

Additional information:


The Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4  is an AF zoom lens for Minolta A / Sony A digital and film SLR cameras.

The lens features a macro mode switch. When the macro mode is off, a minimum focusing distance is 1 m. 

The lens is remarkable for its high-quality mechanical design and decent optic performance.   

There is considerable vignetting at 35 mm and f/4.

The focus ring and the front filter rotate while autofocusing, which hampers the use of polarizing and gradient filters.Besides, the lens length changes while focusing.

The Minolta AF Zoom 35-70 mm  f/ 4 features a very reasonable price-quality relationship.

Max. magnification: 1:14.3 (0.07×), (1:4 (0.25×) in macro mode)

Max. diameter: 68 mm

The lens has a slang nickname - "baby".

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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 09.02.2011

Photos taken with this lens Minolta AF 35-70 mm f/ 4:

Autor: vorobaz
5 0 2785

Autor: vorobaz
5 0 3064

Nice Green Car
Autor: vorobaz
4 0 3029

Where is a bird?
Autor: nukemall
2 0 2800

Mechanical quality4.5912
Optical quality4.7412
Pricing / Value4.6913
Overall lens rating

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