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

reviewer#8268 date: Nov-18-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 35-105 f3.5-4.5 original.
Sigma 28-105 f2.8-4 (Aspherical)
Minolta 24-85
price paid:£84 (used)
positive:Range
Build, nowhere near as bad as some of the reviews suggest (Beercan lust!!)
negative:Could be sharper
Colours not Minolta
comment:Competent lens, BUT is it worth the money.

It generally sells for more than the other two lenses in my comparison put together. Yet performance wise, with the exception of range, it is probably the worse of 3 very good lenses.

BUT they are all very good lenses!

UPDATE:- compared to 24-85 this lens just doesn't deliver. not as sharp. Not Minolta colour. Sold it. Amended ratings after a lot of use. With the exception of range, 24-85 far better

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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