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

reviewer#1523 date: Dec-8-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:Kit lens
price paid:126 GBP (used,EXC++)
positive:Reasonably fast, good range
negative:CA in contrasting situations
comment:Good walk-around lens (my workhorse at the moment), could be a little bit longer though (24-135 would be perfect for me). CA can appear in contrasting scenes.

Addendum: My 5D back-focuses with this lens (focus is spot on with 50/1.7) and, interestingly, on my colleague's 5D it behaves exactly the same.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 108
  • sharpness: 4.24
  • color: 4.51
  • build: 4.12
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 4.24
  • overall: 4.25
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