Minolta MD 35-70

Zoom in, zoom out

When I found our neighborhood in foggy circumstances this morning, I thought;”Which lens to take today?” While we, proud rangefinder shooters tend to laugh at zoom lenses – yes, we do – I thought it might be nice to take my 35-70 out for a spin. And so I did.

A Leica R35-70/3.5 will set you back at least 300 euros. In good condition they may even be 800-900 euros. The Minolta MD35-70/3.5, optically the same lens, can be bought for 60 euros or less. Seems like a good deal?

And here's the crop. Pretty sharp right? For a zoom lens...

And here’s the crop. Pretty sharp right? For a zoom lens…

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