Minolta AF 24-50mm F4 A-mount lens review by derekw
|derekw#10355 date: Jul-3-2012|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||minolta 24-85 |
|price paid:||100 GBP mint|
|positive:||sharp wide open throughout the range.|
General IQ - excellent
Needs hood to control flare
|comment:||Very sharp above f5.6 but the 35-70 f4 is sharper below f5.6.|
Superior colour rendition to the 24-105, but similar to the 24-85 (original version).
The IQ is prime like above f5.6 with no noticeable distortion and sharp edges and corners. Considering it covers 4 major focal lengths (24, 28, 35 & 50), for the price a no-brainer if you don't need the larger apertures below f4.