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

reviewer#39953 date: Oct-10-2017
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-55mm DT kit lens
price paid:NZ$379
positive:A nice all-rounder of a lens; good colour, sharpness, and compact size make it a great lens to use as a walk-around lens on my A99
negative:Would have preferred a wider aperture such as f/2.8.
comment:No aspect of this lens performs *exceptionally* well for me, but it does do everything *very* well - it has become my defacto "kit lens" for general use on my A99, and while 24mm becomes a bit tight for my liking on the APS-C A57 the sharpness and colours are still there. I did pay quite a bit though from a local shop - ones on ebay are cheaper.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 109
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 4.51
  • build: 4.12
  • distortion: 4.14
  • flare control: 4.24
  • overall: 4.25
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