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

reviewer#2492 date: Jun-30-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 3
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
tamron 55-200 4-5.6
price paid:121 EUR used
positive:sharp, compact, well built
negative:strong CA
comment:I've nothing to add about this lens, it's very good, sharp, well built etc. BUT my copy shows very strong blue CA on almost every picture I take, and when there is strong contrast it can be as strong as 10 pixels wide!!!
The CA is visible at all focal lengths and apertures.
So if you want to buy one of these lenses, test it before giving the cash!

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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