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

reviewer#232 date: Nov-24-2005
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Gives pin-sharp images with good colour rendition.
Compact size. Non-rotating filter mount.
negative:Distortion apparent at wide end
comment:I've really liked this lens on my Dynax 7 (film) : it has given consistently good results and my only gripe is with the distortion.

Not sure how much use it will get now that I have a 5D with the KM 18-70 lens.

Now tested with the 5D - momentary gross focussing errors (soon sorts itself out) and a bit slower to focus than the 18-70 kit lens, but otherwise excellent.

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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