Minolta AF 24mm F2.8 A-mount lens reviews

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reviewer#11398 date: Oct-23-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 16-50 f/2.8 SSM
price paid:About $200 USD
positive:Small, light, sharp, fast, well built. Fun
negative:None
comment:I've had this lens for about a year. It is a great companion for my a55. This combo is light and discreet. It works out to a medium wide angle with APS-C. I carry this kit around almost all the time. I love it. It is just a bit soft wide open, but after f/4 it is just fine.
reviewer#11352 date: Sep-26-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:35 f1.8
50 f1.4
sigma 10-20 f4.5
price paid:240 CAD
positive:Price
sharpness
f2.8
size (fits in a pocket)
negative:vignette at f2.8 on A99
comment:This is a fantastic prime lens. Classic Minolta. Fast to focus. Is sharp from f2.8 very sharp at f8. I compared this side by side to my sigma 10-20 and this lens is much sharper. Even the corners are not bad at all. Colours are classic Minolta. Light weight and a steal at around $200 plus shipping.
reviewer#11264 date: Jul-22-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:16-50 2.8
price paid:75 euro
positive:Small
Light
2.8
36 mm on APS-C
Sharp
Good colours
negative:Hard to find the original hood.
But found one on the Fotografica Fair for euro 10.
comment:There was no hood on the lens, but I am not complaining for that price. Love that it is compact and an overall great performer.
reviewer#11010 date: Apr-4-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Any other mid range W.A. lens I have used.
price paid:170 Usd
positive:Light
Sharp
Inexpensive
negative:Not a thing
comment:Purchased mine used in mint condition with original caps and petal sun shade. I have not detected the performance fall off that others have reported at f2.8. This is a great companion to my M.A.F. 50mm f4 macro.
reviewer#10948 date: Feb-26-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:250 usd used
positive:Sharp
f2.8
Build quality
colors
negative:
missing
comment:Awsome lense,sharp, have nice colors, maby too much blue but its not a problem for me,also not that wide at crop sensor but also im fine with that.
reviewer#10716 date: Nov-20-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
Minolta 28-80 f/4-5.6
Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

Minolta 28 f/2.8
Sony DT 35 f/1.8
Minolta 50 f/1.4
Sony DT 50 f/1.8
Sigma 70 f/2.8 Macro
Minolta 135 f/2.8
price paid:800 SEK
positive:Lightweight. Nice colors. Shapness. Excellent build. Small.
negative:Some minor flares if sun is in the corner. Busy bokeh at f:2.8
comment:I like this lens for sharpness, colors, weight and size. Bought at swedish ebay (tradera) for 800 SEK = 118 USD = 92 EURO.
Way better than the Minolta 28-80 above.
Only little better sharpness than the Sony 18-55 kit lens and the tamron 17-50. Really good colors.
reviewer#10670 date: Nov-7-2012
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 24mm f2.8
Carl Zeiss 16-35mm
KM 17-35mm
Sigma 12-24mm
price paid:
missing
positive:Tiny & light
Classic Minolta colour
Good edge sharpness & very good once stopped down
negative:unimpressive sharpness wide open (especially given it's a prime)
comment:Optically it's in a similar class to the cheaper Sigma 24mm f2.8, though slightly sharper edges, better colour/contrast and smoother focus.

Both aren't overly sharp wide open and their sharpness rating reflects that weakness but they but improve quite a bit as you stop down. At f8 there isn't much difference between this and the cz16-35mm, given it's the kind of lens that will typically be used at f5.6-11 I don't think it's a huge practical downside.

I think the Minolta is much more pleasing than the Sigma 24mm but I stop short of considering it a class above, while it's certainly worth paying more for the Minolta I don't think it's worth 3x the amount it sometimes commands.

reviewer#10437 date: Aug-8-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF28 f2.8
Minolta AF50 f1.7
Minolta AF50 f1.4
price paid:198 USD (USED)
positive:Sharp
Cheap
Lightweight
Build
2.8
negative:Only 2.8
36mm on crop sensor
slight edge distortion
comment:Nice lens all around

Can be less sharp at 2.8

Little narrow in crop sensor but 36mm is very well for everyday use.

I took this to replace 28 f2.8 and it's worth for a higher price.

NOTE: When use its hood backwards the manual focus is impossible.
reviewer#10402 date: Jul-23-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:17 50 2.8
18 280 sony
price paid:135 CHF
positive:Sharpness
Works nicely on a77
minolta colours
negative:had to fine tune focus adjustment, does not work on my other camers well
comment:This lens is a great little performer. is light so great for walk around landscapes. kind of more limited than a zoom for walk around found mysels swapping lenses but for specific purposes very useful. I had to micro adjust this lens so without micro adjust found it was not sharp.
reviewer#10335 date: Jun-26-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 28/2.8
Minolta 50/3.5
Minolta 35-105 1st Gen.
Minolta 70-210 1st Gen.
price paid:
missing
positive:Size
Hood
Color
Sharpness
Fast AF
Good 35mm equivalent on aps-c
negative:
missing
comment:This is the lens i chose, when i take no others with me. The perfect walkaround-prime for Aps-c.
i think the tiny focus ring is pretty handy with the hood on!
reviewer#10281 date: Jun-9-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:28mm f2,8
50mm f1.4
135mm f2.8
35-70mm f4
70-210mm f4
50mm Macro f2,8
100mm F2,8 macro
80-200mm f2.8
Sigma APO 300mm f4
Sony Zeiss 16-80mm f3,5-4,5
price paid:240 euro mint
positive:Well Built,Solid construction
Light and compact
Good colours
Outstanding sharpness and good DoF
Flare resistant
No distortion, very nice bokeh
Super fast focusing speed
Comes with bayonet hood
55mm filter thread
Internal focusing
Very compact
Wide aperture 2.8

36mm equivalent on digital

The one prime solution for travelling light
negative:For what it is, I can't think of a negative.
comment:Great light carry lens.
Partnered with a 50mm and 135mm, this functioned well for me as part of a walkabout prime set.
I wanted the 24mm for a bit of extra coverage. It covers most shooting situations, groups of friends indoors and outdoor shots of landmarks.
This is a forgotten lens because it is really an excellent performer!
I am very pleased about the results that it gave on last holidays.
Its focal length is ideal for group photos (group size 5~15).
It generates pleasing skin tone
Picture is razor sharp and the colours are rich.
Can get some nice 'close subject in the foreground, wide bokeh landscape in the background' shots.

The prime for city photo with 36mm on Digital.
If you're also shooting architecture and landscapes this is the lens you are looking for.
One of the best things about this lens is the flare control.
No flare or halos, totally flare resistant.
Very compact and solidly built and comes with 55mm filter thread just like the most Minolta lenses.
Use the top quality Skylight 1A filter for protection.
There is no vigneting at all unless you stack more filters.

Minolta 24mm f/2.8 is simply one of the sharpest in the Minolta line-up.
I highly recommend to get this lens either used or new.
I'm simply blown away by its performance and I'm sure you'll also.
reviewer#10277 date: Jun-8-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:CZ 24-70mm
M 28mm f2.8
S 35mm f1.8
price paid:£160
positive:Compact
Solid build
Sharp
negative:Tiny focus ring
Flare
comment:I was looking for a small light wide lens to use instead of my big heavy 24-70 and on a small budget. (24mm f2 SSM was way out of budget)

Sharp from f2.8 and much better build than the modern budget Sony primes. The tiny focus ring can make it sometimes difficult when using manual focus for stills or video.

Seems better than the 28mm f2.8 I had some years ago. For the price you can get these you can't go wrong.
reviewer#10137 date: Apr-22-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:0 EUR (mint)
positive:Compact, fast, sturdy.
negative:
missing
comment:Great lens, a neighbour gave me a 7000 with this lens on it as a random present since he knows I love cameras. I tested it on a friends Alpha200 and it worked beautifully.
reviewer#10126 date: Apr-17-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Min 28/2.8
Tamron 17-50/2.8
price paid:100 USD (used)
positive:Sharpness
Color rendition
Compact size
negative:I wish I had a full frame :)
comment:I was lucky to find a great copy with some small cosmetic defects. I love this lens, though I've not had too much experience shooting with it yet. It's pretty sharp wide open and gets even better stopped down a bit. The color rendition is gorgeous and I prefer it in every way to my Minolta 28/2.8.

Time will tell if this can compete with my Tamron 17-50, which is sharp and I love the extra range on the wide end... but shooting an old, quality prime just feels so right.
reviewer#9634 date: Nov-27-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 28mm F2.8
price paid:USD 310
positive:Sharp, Minolta Colour, light and convenient.
negative:
missing
comment:
missing
reviewer#9240 date: Jul-17-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 28 f1.8 EX DG
Minolta 24-85
price paid:156 GBP (mint)
positive:Sharpness whe stopped down a touch,
Colours
Size and weight
negative:Sharpness below f4
Flare - fitted rubber hood to my copy
comment:Nice lens, but disapponting below f4.

Sharper than the Sigma at all comparable apertures.

Needs effective hood.

Surprisingly (but not if you look at MTF ratings) the 24 mm end of the 24-85 equals it from f5.6 upwards.
reviewer#9225 date: Jul-10-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony SAL 18-250
price paid:250 USD (ebay)
positive:Everything
negative:Focus can hunt or fail occasionally for low contrast shots - not to the point of being a problem

The focus ring could have been a little larger.
comment:I picked a copy on Ebay and I am very happy I did. It gives sharp images right from wide open, even though the depth of field is small enough at f/2.8 to make it look not so, for some subjects. Colours are pleasing and accurate. Free of distortion, which is noticeable for my all-in-one zoom (18-250) at 24 mm, as expected. It also makes the skies slighly more blue (my personal feeling, not a precise measurement) than 18-250, which is a big plus for tropical (harsh sunlight) and often hazy/overcast Singapore. I believe this lens deserves more than 4.6 (current review score), so I give it 4.8. Built-wise, the lens is light, made out of good hard plastic except for the mount, which is metal - this is a positive. It is convenient to tote for long walks and can serve as walk-about glass nicely on APS-C bodies, @ 36 mm 35-mm equivalent. This lens has very slighly rounded shape and it looks cute even if a bit small on my A300. I shot with it under the scorching tropical noon sun without a hood and there was no flare to speak of. Autofocus is usually fast but it occasiobally hunts or fails to focus for some low-contrast subjects, which is a common issue for many lenses - not to the point of being a problem. Shooting at infinity focus with this glass is just great. Overall, an excellent performer for its price.
reviewer#8931 date: Apr-16-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50/1.7
Minolta 28/2.8
price paid:300 CAD
positive:colour
sharpness
negative:nothing major for my uses (ymmv)
comment:This is one of my 3 favorite lenses to use (the others are the 50/1.7 and Tamron 90/2.8). In my mind, it's noticeably better than the 28/2.8 in terms of colour and sharpness, but it is a more expensive lens.
reviewer#8882 date: Apr-7-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:28-135mm Min
12-24mm Sigma
Tokina 20-35mm
price paid:120
positive:Colour and sharpness
Portability
negative:slightly underwhelmed by it
comment:This lens is very good, there's nothing wrong with the way it works and can suit FF very well as a standard wide angle.

However I felt it lacked the overall brilliance to justify having this lens + a UWA sigma 12-24mm + a Tamron 28-75 f2.8. I only felt that I needed it a couple of times because it offered little that I didn't have with these two lenses. Pleased with the results but not enough.
reviewer#8836 date: Mar-27-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:- Sony Carl Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Vario-Sonnar T*
- Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 Vario-Sonnar T*
price paid:
missing
positive:- very good resolution once stopped down a little
- compact
negative:- not very flare resistant
comment:
missing
reviewer#8832 date: Mar-26-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:MAF 17-35/2.8-4 (FF), MAF 28/2.8, sigma 10-20 (aps-c)
price paid:250 USD (used)
positive:Small distorsion,
very good colors,
very good sharpness
negative:vignetting wide open,
rare and difficult to find
comment:Far better lens than 17-35D on FF. No distortions, CA not visible. It is also optically better than MAF 28/2.8. At F2.8 strong vignette and lack of sharpness in the corners (but still sharp on the edges and in the center). At F8 everything is OK.
reviewer#8821 date: Mar-22-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:M 20 2.8 RS, M 17-34 2.8-4.0
price paid:250 USD (second hand)
positive:Nice colours,
Outstanding sharpness,
Very fast AF
negative:Flare control problems
comment:A very powerful lens. Even on APS-C one gets a nice, sharp, wide enough shooting tool. I love night shooting with the lens, even with F 2.8. Noticably sharper then M 20 2.8 RS. Especially knocking down on the friend's A900. Sometimes gets flare problems, which are, by the way, acceptable.
reviewer#8584 date: Jan-28-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:CZ 24 f2.0
DT50mm f1.8
price paid:650 MYR
positive:Small
Sharp
Relatively cheap
Fast Focus
negative:Noisy focus
Lens hood doesn't help much
comment:Very nice lens, small, compact and fast focusing. Wide enough for most situations. F2.8 gives it a really nice DOF. Bokeh is nice, not brightlined. Compared to CZ24 there's not much difference. A tad sharper. Compared to 50mm the bokeh is less, but not brightlined.
reviewer#8523 date: Jan-15-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 20 F2.8
KM 17-35 F2.8-4D
price paid:300 SGD
positive:size, sharpness is good when stop down to F4 onwards (very sharp)
negative:color is not as nice on digital
comment:I used the lens for about 1 year finally gave up for a 20 F2.8. It is almost half the price of 20 F2.8 but the color is not as nice
reviewer#8446 date: Dec-24-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Why bother comparing? Just enjoy it :-)
price paid:385 CHF
positive:Love at first sight and a genuinely excellent all purpose prime!
Fast, accurate and razor sharp AF focusing.
Excellent manual focusing ability as well, since the focus ring merely turns approximately 35 degrees from close-up to infinity.
Very solid build quality.
Colours really come alive with this lens.
Half the size and weight compared to the latest and expensive Zeiss and Sigma alternatives.
negative:The aperture ring doesn't feature an infra red marker.
The lens hood feels a bit flimsy, although it actually does fit perfectly well.
comment:It is very difficult finding a mint condition Minolta AF 24 F2.8 in Switzerland. Despite having seen far cheaper offers on e-Bay and alike, I decided to fork out 385 Swiss Franks for this beauty, since the lens is as good as new and also came with an original Minolta Skylight 1B filter attached to the front of the lens. I'd highly recommend the Minolta AF 24 F2.8 to anybody who is looking for a lovely general purpose prime lens.


Minolta AF 24 F2.8 Sample Images:

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"The single most important component of a camera are the twelve inches behind it." (Ansel Adams)

reviewer#8229 date: Nov-11-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-50
Sigma 24mm f2.8 Sigma 12-24mm
Sigma 24mm F1.8
Sigma 10-20mm
Minolta 24-85 f4
Sony 28mm
Minolta af 28mm
price paid:330 NZD
positive:Very sharp
Minolta colours
Compact
negative:nil
comment:This is a great lens Sharpness was just amazing as was image contrast. I produced some of my best monochrome landscapes with this lens that gave that near large format feeling associated with big film cameras.
There is a hint of CA in the corners but this is well controlled. This is the best wide angle prime lens I have ever used. It is COMPACT.
reviewer#8099 date: Oct-15-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF24mm f2.8
Minolta AF28-135 f4-4.5
Minolta AF35-105 f3.5-4.5
Minolta AF35-105N f3.5-4.5
Minolta AF70-210 f4-4.5
Tamron AF28-300mm XR f3.5-6.3
price paid:225.00USD
positive:Well-matched for FF
Reasonably sharp
Well built
Quick AF
Minolta colors
Pocket lens
negative:Not tack sharp wide open. Only center sharp unless stopped down.
comment:Great IQ with Minolta colors. Stopped down, a reasonably sharp wide angle lens. A solid build. A handy walk-around, I'd call it a "pocket lens." For landscape, architectural and artistic purposes, the AF 24 f2.8 is ideal. I don't recommend shooting any vintage Minolta lenses directly into the sun, but the hood does serve well to reduce flare. I recommend this classic lens to anyone looking for a Wide angle match for the A850.
reviewer#8098 date: Oct-15-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:120
positive:great colors, no heavy speed focus
negative:not
comment:nice lens
very speed focus
minolta colors....nice...very nic
reviewer#8056 date: Oct-7-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:16-80zeiss
beercan 70-210 f4
price paid:170 euro
positive:small
sharp
f 2.8
built quality
negative:
missing
comment:maybe it will replace my zeiss 16-80 in everyday use because its to small, light and sharp.
reviewer#7476 date: May-25-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 24MP24 MP36MP36 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:28 F/2.8
50 F/1.4 & 1.7
price paid:125 euro
positive:Very solid build.
Already sharp full open.
Nice angle of view on APS-C.
negative:Big hood in the bag.
comment:Upgraded from a 28 F2.8. This one is just as compact but sharper full open and has a better field of view. Spends lot's of time on my 7D indoors.
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rating summary

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  • total reviews: 91
  • sharpness: 4.56
  • color: 4.87
  • build: 4.82
  • distortion: 4.64
  • flare control: 4.26
  • overall: 4.63

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