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

reviewer#86 date: Jun-28-2005
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3
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:Tamron 24-135mm zoom
price paid:
positive:Very useful focal length range.
negative:Front barrel wobbles when zoomed out. Similar to the Tokina 24-200 zoom.
comment:I have compared the Minolta 24-85, 24-105, Tokina 24-200 and the Tamron 24-135. The Tamron beats them all at all focal lengths. The Tamron is also built more solid than all of the mentioned lenses. Just purchased a Konica-Minolta 28-75 f2.8 D and have not had a chance to compare them all on the same subject. The Minolta 28-75 f 2.8 D has the same front end wobble as the Minolta 24-105. I wonder if this is something inherent in the Minolta zooms.

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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