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

reviewer#7982 date: Sep-17-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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:Min 35-105
Sony Kit 18-70
price paid:usd 275 used
comment:I bought (and now enjoy) the Min 35-105 because my copy of this lens is just so poor. It just goes to prove that sometimes a lens slips by the quality control staff. My copy has appalling blue high-contrast aberrations and poor sharpness even in the center; the colors are not Minolta, and it's just not a good lens. I had wanted to like it because it is lightweight with a very useful fullframe range, and is ADI capable. But it just isn't right -- and it was poor on APSC before I had the fullframe. It's such a pity, but I feel I have an aberrational lens.

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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