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

reviewer#45635 date: Jan-23-2021
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:- Minolta AF 35-105/3.5-4.5 (orginal older model)
- Sony A 28-75/2.8
- Tamron 24-135
- Minolta AF 24-85/3.5-4.5
price paid:100 USD
positive:- relatively sharp zoom, even wide open
- not bad sharpness even at wide end
- compact size / lightweight
- nice build quality
- tolerable bokeh
negative:- corner sharpness (at 24mm)
- minimum focusing distance could be even less
comment:This lens is a really nice surprise for me! I didn’t expect much, given its age and small size. But this is real gem. Even with 42mp Sony A7RII. Also AF works pretty well with LA-EA4 adapter.

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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