I believe we were talking about IQ ... that was the point. The AF 35-70mm f/4 just suffers as a lens for a different time. It is not in my old bag by accident. I used it with all my Maxxum 9000 and 7000 shots as a routine player, until I reached out, in 1994 and bought the TAMRON AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6, to stretch out a bit without a huge penalty in weight. In the beginning, before there was much available to the SONY system, it was a recommended lens. That time has changed. I can no longer recommend this lens when there is so much better available at a relatively decent price.

That's how it lines up ... as time moves on. It's getter better going forward.