This is a classic, used Minolta Zoom Lens for the Sony / Minolta A Mount.
It is specifically a Minolta AF Zoom 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 lens which is in good all round condition. The optics are great with no scratches and there is no sign of fungus, haze or dust inside. The exterior of the lens is okay for its age. There is no damage such as dents or dings, but it does have quite a few light surface scratches.
The zoom ring is a bit stiff and the focus ring is a bit loose but auto focusing is fast and accurate. This is a mostly plastic and glass lens but it is a pretty compact and lightweight, weighing just 211g. This was the 'kit' lens for a great many cameras produced by Minolta in the late 80's and during the 90's. This lens has the serial number: 54407393.
This Minolta zoom lens comes with a new generic 49mm lens cap and with an original rear lens cap which has the words "FOR MINOLTA AF" stamped on it. Unfortunately, this rear lens cap is a little loose and refuses to stay on!
Minolta are famed for their lenses and this 35-70mm is pretty well rated, despite being possibly the cheapest lens Minolta made. Its sharpness and bokeh is fine - not outstanding, but not dreadful! I have used this lens a fair bit on my Sony A300 camera. This lens has the Sony A Mount but can also be used on many other cameras with the correct adapters. I have used this on my Micro 4/3 camera too, in completely manual mode only of course, and it works just fine.
This Minolta AF Zoom 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 lens will be sent well packed and promptly. My postage charges are very fair and I do not make money on shipping. I usually only offer certified/tracked (Certificado) postage on camera lenses to ensure that you receive the item purchased but in this case I will set the shipping at normal postage. You can purchase Certificado postage for extra security if you desire.
I am new to Etsy after having been a seller on eBay (and before that Yahoo Auctions) for many years with a 100% rating of well over 2000 sales. I specialise in cameras, camera lenses and filters and other camera gear, but I will also add other vintage items over time too. Thank you for looking :-)
NB: Item being sold DOES NOT include camera or tripod if shown in the photos.