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

reviewer#2122 date: Apr-7-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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 used to own this lens
compared to:28-135 4/4.5
price paid:
positive:Very compact, feels pretty solid.
Have found results quite satisfactory.
negative:Not as sharp as my 28-135. Flare, CA evident in corners under bright lighting a wide apertures.Manual focus is not a good feel.
comment:An excellent walkaround lens to replace my 28-135 which although a great lens, is heavy and a bit long in range for my 7D. Prefer the 28-135 on the a900.

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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