What is wrong with this Minolta lens?

Started Dec 31, 2012 | Questions thread
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What is wrong with this Minolta lens?
Dec 31, 2012


After reading many of the glowing reviews in Dyxum about the sharpness and colors of the Minolta 35-105 "old" style lens I picked one up on eBay to fill the gap between my 16-50 and 70-300G.  However right away I got the feeling that something isn't right with this lens.  I therefore decided to take a couple of test shots at 35mm and 50mm with this "new" lens and my 16-50.

Here are the 35mm samples.  Besides the fact that the 35mm mark on the two lenses give me a different field of view and the exposure seems to be way off, can anyone please explain to me what if anything could be wrong with the Minolta lens?

Minolta at 35mm

Sony at 35mm

Thanks in advance.

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