Minolta AF 24-50mm F4 A-mount lens review by Bahudda
|Bahudda#10202 date: May-15-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony CZ 24-70mm f2.8 SSM|
MinOolta28-105mm f3.5-4.5 RS
Tokina 28-70mm f2.8
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
|positive:||Small, light and well built|
Great color and contrast
|negative:||Distorts at the wide end and overall range|
|comment:||Surprisingly similar to the 28-105 RS but with ever so slightly richer color. Holds it's own against all the above except the Zeiss. This lens performs really well under real world shooting circumstances. I have been wanting this lens for a while and was fortunate enough to catch this and the 28-105 RS at the same time with the intent of only keeping one. Well, I'm keeping both - LOVE them!|
I would whole heartedly recommend this lens - the Best Kept Secret!
Update: I have been using this lens primarily for landscape and the more I use it the more I love it! It has the best rendering among all the above mentioned lenses. To me it give shape where others look relatively flat. The color is so close to the Beercan f4 that I pair them up when I go shooting. Absolutely no regrets!