Minolta AF 24-50mm F4 A-mount lens review by Manuag_86
|Manuag_86#11573 date: Jan-1-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 50 f1.7|
Minolta AF 24-50 f4.0
Minolta AF 28-135 f4-4.5
Sony 18-135 f3.5-5.6
Konica Minolta 11-18 f4.5-5.6
|positive:||Lightness, size, build|
Sharpness at center
|negative:||Not good sharpenss performance at corners|
Not a useful range on a APSC
|comment:||Bought this lens to replace may fixed focal Minolta lenses (28mm f2.8,50 mm f1.7) and get an extra 4mm at the wide end.|
Very good lens, fast autofocus and really silent for a mid 80´s zoom. Really light and well built, small but smooth ring focus and a good rubber zoom ring.
The thing that I appreciate the most of this lens is its beautiful color rendering, amazing, better than anything I saw before, the reason why I used it even more than my sony 18-135.
Sharpness at centers is good, but corners performance is worse, specially compared to the sony or the minolta 28-135, but takes a really good pictures.
I love this lens, I used it for panorama pictures since at 28mm has a decent sharpness and no distortion at all. If you can get it at a reasonably price (90-120€) I´ll buit without any doubt, it must be great on a FF camera.