Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5 D A-mount lens review by michalm2

reviewer#11990 date: Sep-24-2014
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: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 30/1.4
Minolta 50/1.7
Sony 18-55/3.5-5.6
Sigma 55-200/4-5.6
price paid:100EUR (used)
Well built
Full frame compatible
Very sharp
Rubbered zooming and focus rings
negative:Focus and zooming rings stretched a bit
Little bit long inside on APS-C
comment:It's very well built. Sharp from wide open, very sharp stepped down 1 stop.
Bokeh is better from 7.1 when shooting with contrast background.
Much smaller than Sony 18-135, Sony 16-105, Sigma 18-125 and similar lens.
This lens is a keeper. It's in my bag all the time. Great walk-around lens.

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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