Against my better judgement, I recently purchased another Minolta MD lens and was delighted that it matched up to the standard of others. What drew me back were those saturated warm colours and interesting contrast, which make the majority of my native micro four thirds lenses seem quite boring in comparison. I read on a few dedicated Minolta sites that this particular version of the 35mm lens is considered as sharp as some more expensive and somewhat faster alternatives. Anyway, it did not disappoint and is sharp wide open. Not that I intend to use it that way very often to be honest.