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Konica Minolta AF 35-105mm f 3.5-4.5 35mm Zoom

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

12 elements and 14 groups.
- Its maximum magnification is 1/12.5(1/4).
- Filter diameter is 55mm.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by edgianella a Expert

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2005

Strengths:    little, not so heavy, good quality lens, contrasty,

Weaknesses:    Work with special effects filter quite annoying.

Bottom Line:   
I have a Minolta Dynax 7700i with 35/105 mm zoom lens, I can tell this lens is quite good and results with negative films and slides films are okay. I have really made some nice portraits (20 x 30 cm)both 80mm and 105mm.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 28/200mm zoom.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stevemark a Expert

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2004

Strengths:    small, lightwight

Weaknesses:    Vignetting, resolution

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens to replace my old, heavy-metal Minolta AF 28-85 since I thougt i'd match better between my 20mm and 200mm prime lenses. The image-quality however was not that good (not to compare with the 28-85mm), especially wide open (vignetting) it's useless for slide photography. Not recommended for serious use.

PS the old version (longer, full metal) is said to be much better

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Ecker, Luzern

Similar Products Used:   Minolta AF 28-85mm (old series, full-metal)
Minolta AF 28-135mm (old series, full-metal)


Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hartanto a Intermediate from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2004

Strengths:    Built quality
Lens quality
Cheap on 2nd Market
Light, perfect for travel.


Weaknesses:    None that I could think of.

Bottom Line:   
Bring this lens with me for UK trip on Dec/Jan, took 10 rolls of films... It is a very sharp lens yet very light and compact, Macro function is useful.

Very sharp at all f-stops...

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Minolta 28-70 f2.8 G

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by escartieri a Intermediate from Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2003

Strengths:    I like the Macro switch and the pictures it takes - very clear and sharper than other lenses. Made out of metal and very durable and medium weight. The cost is also great.

Weaknesses:    Wish the front doesn't move when autofocus - which in turn makes filters hard to use, other than that, A great lens to have!!

Bottom Line:   
I have the Minolta AF 35-105mm f2.5-4.5 with the macro switch (no longer available on Maxxum lens). This is a really great lens for any photographer who is serious into photography. This is a must have for wide angle to portrait and with the Macro switch, you can get any close-ups you want to. I really love the lens for the compact size and great medium weight. The metal feel is really great and no longer made in newer Maxxum lenses. Feels great like a Rolex or a Mercedes brand of things. The pictures are sharp and clearer that my other lenses - Sigmas and Quantaray. I highly recommend this lens for it's cost and the work it gives. Get it while they last at a great price. I think I will buy a second just in case.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $104.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Minolta AF 50mm F/1.7, Minolta AF 50mm F/1.4 (great lens also), Sigma AF 28-80mm macro, Sigma 70-300mm.

Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joakim Viding a Intermediate from Sweden

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2002

Strengths:    Small and good range. Maybe ok for paper prints.

Weaknesses:    Not that sharp. No magic.
Slow and noisy.


Bottom Line:   
I was travelling in south america('92) when my old Pentax ME Super broke down(waterdamage). I bought a Minolta Dynax 8000i and this zoom. Short after that I quit photography because my new camera was nothing compared to my old Pentax. One year ago a got a used 50mm minolta prime (1,7) and I realized that it wasn't such a bad camera after all. In fact it has become a favourite. But the zoom still not impress me.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Store in Caracas

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 28-105 3,5-4,5

Type of photography:   Fine Art



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