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

reviewer#1836 date: Feb-15-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.2
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:
price paid:
positive:Useful range,pretty sharp,mostly good colour, AF fine, light weight
negative:Colour at wide end not so good.
comment:Bought when I bought my first Minolta body as a general purpose lens for odd jobs. (I use telephotos for work). Its range made it especially useful at the start when my only other lens was the 100-300. Far superior in all respects to the similar range Pentax lens I used before, especially in sharpness and colour. I don't use the wide end much, but when I have I haven't thought that the lens performed as well down there, especially in terms of colour.(Sorry chaps, but I'm still on film, hence the colour references.)Not really a fast lens.

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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