Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5 D A-mount lens review by milan33

reviewer#9172 date: Jun-22-2011
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:MAF 28-105/3,5-4,5
MAF 28-135/4.0-4,5
price paid:130 EUR (used)
positive:range 24-105, light weight, good alternative to MAF kit lenses, D version, real Minolta colors, tullip lens hood,
negative:much worse than MAF 28-105/3,5-4,5, not sharp (I-ve tested 2 examples),
comment:I bought this lens based on the Forum opinions, but 2 examples I used I found they were worse I expected, Much better were 2 examples of MAF 28-105/ and its RS version, much sharper, heavier, stabile in my hand, I didn't like them so I sold them out.

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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