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

reviewer#8298 date: Nov-24-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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:

KM 28-135 F4-4.5
KM 35-105 F3.5-4.5
KM 35-105I F3.5-4.5
KM 28-75 F2.8
Sig 24-70 HSM F2.8
KM 35-70 F4
Sigma 18 F3.5
price paid:225 USD
positive:Small
Sharp stopped
ADI
negative:Color is not Minolta
Bokeh has to be practiced
comment: I bought this lens and it does pretty well. I went on a hike with my girlfriend and we traded lenses several time. She had a 35-105. The color is not up to Minolta glass and the 35-105 seems sharper wide open, however, the 24-105 had ADI, more range, shorter MFD and is more compact and light. I would still use the 35-105 in the studio, and the Minolta 28-105RS has some advantages over both of the others.

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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