Minolta AF 24-50mm F4 A-mount lens review by Ratsters

reviewer#10193 date: May-13-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Carl Zeiss 16-80 on the A700
Carl Zeiss 24-70 on the A900
price paid:100.00
positive:I'm still surprised at the quality and sharpness of this older Minolta lens, just as good on the A900 or the A580
negative:Not much to say if only for the CA, normal for such and older Minolta lens. Focus a bit slow in candid shot situation.
comment:I paid close to $2000.00 CDN for the Carl Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 and for a $100.00 I get this small, light, sharp older Minolta lens almost as good as the CZ version, naturally CA is much more control on the CZ as is on the 24-50, but still for an all around lens, traveling lens even portrait I would recommended it anytime if you are on a low budget.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 51
  • sharpness: 4.36
  • color: 4.84
  • build: 4.55
  • distortion: 4.39
  • flare control: 3.82
  • overall: 4.39
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