Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5 D A-mount lens review by G4hout

reviewer#395 date: Jan-10-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:minolta 28-75 2.8
price paid:
positive:good range, sharp photo's
negative:the zoom doesnt work good anymore on mine...
comment:I bought this one second hand for my old dynax 500 si, and used it first as my allround lens on the 7d. But shooting a wedding the zoom didn't work good anymore, I still can use it, but have to turn it back to 24 and then can zoom again.
It was repaired before for other failure, but I didn't like to spend money on repair again. I bought the 28-75 2.8 instead. The 28-75 is a bit sharper, although I miss the 24 mm.range, but when I really need it I can still use the 24-105, or my old cosina 19-35 lens. Also have the 18-200 tamron, but don't use that one for wedding.

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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