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

reviewer#79 date: May-26-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 28-80
KM 28-75 2.8
M 50 1.4 / 1.7
price paid:
positive:+ front does not rotate
+ petal hood
+ fast
+ compact
+ looks good on 7D
+ colour, contrast, sharpness
negative:- a bit slow
comment:a really nice lense !

this lense has a very nice range, which works better on a full-frame camera, then on a 1.5x cropped one, like the 7D. becomes a 36-156mm and therefore lacks the wide angle.

however, on the 7D i get the most of my pictures with this lense, and mostly they are razor sharp... like said on other sites, this lense gives the sharpest pictures around f/8+, which is true.

i've heard rumours about varying production quality, but in my case, nothing to complain about.

it's one of the best lenses for the 7D, given the range, quality, design and sharpnes. -IMHO

My lense broke, the focus system stopped working :(

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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