To test my LA-EA3 adapter I bought a Minolta AF 35-70mm lens together with a Minolta AF 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6 for the hefty sum of 10 euros. The short zoom didn't look too bad and so I took it with me when we headed out today for a walk in a hilly region in the south of The Netherlands. It saved me the hassle of opening/closing the aperture in the field and in the PP workflow I don't have to add the lens data to the EXIF. It's quite sharp across the frame once you stop it down to f/8 or f/11, wide-open it's OK-ish at or below 50mm and not great at 70mm. Its contrast is not very high, definitely a notch below that of the FE 70-200mm that I brought as well. Felt right at home with the color balance, typically Minolta. I half expected to be able to use the FE 24-70mm instead but I didn't buy one yesterday, just saw too many things I didn't like and so this humble 35-70mm had to fill in the vacancy.