Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5 D A-mount lens review by derekw

reviewer#10189 date: May-11-2012
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: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 28-105RS
Minolta 35=105 (original)
price paid:115 GBP mint
positive:Very sharp
Good colour and contrast
Nice build and weight
Effective hood
Little distortion
negative:PF beyond 80mm upto f8
Flimsy hood
comment:Second copy of this lens (see review below)

This copy is very good without ever reaching the sharpness levels of the two lenses above, but worth its place for the extra range. Very sharp 24-70.

Capable of producing beautiful images but PF needs to be managed at larger apertures above 80mm.

Recommended if you find a good sample.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 109
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 4.51
  • build: 4.12
  • distortion: 4.14
  • flare control: 4.24
  • overall: 4.25
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