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

reviewer#10753 date: Dec-4-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:24mm f2.8
28mm f2,8
50mm f1.4
135mm f2.8
35-70mm f4
70-210mm f4
50mm Macro f2,8
100mm F2,8 macro
80-200mm f2.8
500mm f8 Reflex
Sony Zeiss 16-80mm f3,5-4,5
price paid:180 euros secondhand
positive:Very sharp, great Sharpness
Nice Colors
Accurate and fast AF
Good Aperture (f4)
Very nice and smooth Bokeh
Nice build quality ,relatively light, small sized, yet solid
good focal length for portrait,
in and outdoors,
city en country-sights .
Nice minolta glass colours
Very decent contrast .
Makes very detailed pictures, even on dark parts .

negative:Hard to find !
A very good zoom : sharp, small, practically no distortion.
So small, it can fit anywhere in the camera bag.
Best colour reproduction in this range , even on aps-c
Excellent lens. Having a lot of fun when shooting in low light situations.
This is a truly versatile lens.

I'm very impressed with the lens' focusing speed, lack of noise in AF and great sharpness, overall an excellent optical quality.
It is a great portrait lens on a digital camera!
I got this lens at 180 Euro in pretty good condition.
This is a very good lens, especially for sharpness and colours.
I do not have any flare complaints. If you can get it, buy it.
This is what people call : A fine performer !
Highly recommendable - if you find one:
BUY IT ! You won't regret it !

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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