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

reviewer#42999 date: Jan-27-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony CZ 16-80mm on A77
Sigma 24-135mm
price paid:€ 60,-
positive:Range, weight and 'Minolta' colors
negative:For just € 60,- ....? You must be kidding
comment:I'm so lucky I found you.... For an incredible price of only € 60,- my walk-around-lens on the A900. And even acceptable on APS-C for a lightweight citytrip with my 10-20mm. A little bit soft in the corners, but stopped down very useable. This lens is so much less heavy compared to the Sigma 24-135mm that the latter has to stay at home much often. The IQ on the A900 compared to the CZ 16-80mm on the A77 (both 24 MP and more or less same reach and interchangeable lenshood) is the same if not better for the colours. Had to clean the lens, glass and barrel, thoroughly when I got home. Maybe that's why I had to pay so little. A little gem.... so lucky I found you!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 104
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 4.51
  • build: 4.13
  • distortion: 4.15
  • flare control: 4.26
  • overall: 4.26
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