Last updated (27 July’10):
– Review by Kurtmunger
The Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 features 17-35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8-4. The lens construction has 14 elements in 11 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 104 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1foot and has a filter size of 77mm. The Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 lens weighs 15.2oz (431g) and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches long.
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Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Reviews
Kurtmunger reviews the Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 and writes;
“The Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm super wide angle lens turned in a pretty good performance, especially for $300. It’s really more appropriate for a full frame camera. The APS-C equivalent is 25.5-52.5mm. It’s fast wide open, and pretty sharp, and the corners look good a couple stops down. Cranked out to 35mm, the centers are sharp even at F/4, though the corners benefit from closing the aperture by two stops.”
Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 User Reviews
Amazing how versatile and sharp this lens is | Rating:
“It is great in low-light, and combined with the integrated anti-shake in the D7, my photos are tack-sharp, even at night. The lens is not light, but it is solid and I can’t rave about it enough.” – by J. Wood
It’s a pice of gold | Rating:
“I take meeting pictures where people don’t like to be disturbed by flash, and this lens allows me to take it in low light situation, plus the 7D’s anti-shake technology allows me to get clear pictures at lower speed..” – by Samuel M. Stone
Excellent lens for the Sony A850, A900 | Rating:
“Tack sharp images, excellent lens for the money. Works great on Sony A850 and A900 Full-frame cameras.” – by Scott
Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Sample Photos
– Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Specifications
A wide-angle, zoom lens with high resolution and brightness. Features a circular iris with excellent defocusing characteristics and Advanced Distance Integration (ADI) for enhanced flash shooting performance.
About the Dynax Lens System
* Aspherical Lenses: Minolta retains a distinct advantage in the use of aspherical optics. With ordinary spherical lenses, the focal point varies according to whether the incident light passes through the central or peripheral part of the lens, thus producing spherical aberration. While perfect compensation has never been achieved, and is particularly difficult to compensate for in large diameter lenses, decreasing the lens curve or combining dispersion lenses are methods commonly used in an attempt to compensate for spherical aberration. Minolta’s aspherical lenses are developed not only to correct spherical aberration in large diameter lenses, but also to take high contrast images with less blotting effects while in the largest aperture. Minolta’s aspherical lenses are effective in correcting distortion while using wide and standard zooms. What’s more, the use of aspherical lenses decreases the total number of lenses required to produce a complete lens.This technology has enabled Minolta to create more compact lenses.
* AD Glass: AD (Anomalous Dispersion) glass decreases chromatic aberration more than normal optical glass, to prevent a decrease in resolving power which occurs when the focal length increases. The unique AD glass developed by Minolta enables vivid reproductions when using large diameter telephoto lenses and telephoto zoom lenses.
* Circular 7- or 9-Blade Aperture: The closer the aperture shape is to becoming a perfect circle, the more beautiful your defocused effect will be. That’s why Minolta’s specially designed aperture blades produce a circular opening from their widest setting down 1.5 steps to help smooth a scene’s out-of-focus areas. When you take a picture with sunlight shining through foliage, a picture at sunset or a picture of neon lights, the source of the light can be defocused beautifully. The number of aperture blades must be maximized to make the aperture as perfectly circular as possible. Conversely, each blade can be curved to produce a circular aperture, and thus a desired blurring effect.