Minolta MD Zoom 35 - 70mm F 3.5 Zoom Lens - With Rear Cap and Minolta UV Filter
Here we have a very nice Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm F/3.5 zoom lens with original Minolta UV filter and rear lens cap.
This is the second version of this lens, combining the best optical formula with the best optic coatings.
This lens is fully functional and in excellent condition. Aperture blades are snappy and oil-free, and the aperture ring clicks into its detents with mechanical precision. The glass elements are spotless, free of fungus, dust, or optical aberrations. The focus ring spins with perfectly weighted fluidity and the lens mount and filter threads are unmarred and pristine.
The included UV filter is in excellent condition, and the original Minolta rear lens cap is similarly excellent.
Minolta's MD lens range is among the best of any vintage lens from any manufacturer. Their optical coatings are virtually flawless, resulting in a lens that produces incredible sharpness, contrast, and color. They don't suffer from some of the optical aberrations of other lenses, resulting in images with no color-fringing, glare, ghosting, or lens flares.
They're among the best-built lenses of all time, and their quality is incredibly difficult to beat in vintage lenses or even modern glass. They're among the best values in all of photography, and anyone who knows and shoots Minolta will tell you the same.
This particular lens runs the entire gamut of standard focal lengths. Starting at the wide-standard of 35 and extending up to the near-portrait length of 70mm, it's a lens that is equally at home shooting landscapes, architectural shots, snapshots, sports shots, portraits, street photography, product photography, and any other general purpose photography.
This truly versatile lens also offers a fixed maximum aperture of 3.5, which is excellent for sharpness, clarity, and subject isolation at the longer end of the focal length (70mm). It produces exceptionally sharp images when stopped down, and when zoomed in it's capable of isolating subjects well enough for great headshot and product shooting.
This lens will naturally fit onto any SR mount (MD/MC) Minolta camera, or can be easily adapted to today's mirror-less, micro 4/3rds, and DSLR cameras using suitable adapters. For information on where to buy the correct adapter for your camera, please contact us and we will supply a link to help you.
The lens will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.