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

reviewer#214 date: Nov-13-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:KM 24-85
price paid:249$ S/H
positive:Light, sharp, good value for money. Little distorsion at WA
negative:At 85-105 is less sharp, needs more USM
comment:My first lens for my 7D. 85% of my pics are between 35mm and 50mm (in 35mm), so this is my lens.. Cheap filter because of 62mm screw. Very fast focusing. With low light (inside pics) some OOF pics, better to use MF at 105mm.

Focusing ring not very smooth. Can be used for portraits and landscape. A great travel 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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