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

reviewer#11594 date: Jan-8-2014
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:MinO 35-70/4
MinO 28-135
MinO 50/1.7 and 50/2.8 Macro
price paid:200 (used)
positive:- Compact
- Sharp
- Solid build
- Constant f/4
negative:- Short range
comment:I very much enjoyed using this lens, as with most of the original Maxxum lineup from the mid-1980's. It is solidly built, it is very sharp and delivers sharp results.

Because of the short range I had to have many lenses to cover a full FL range, and as such many lenses overlapped, I did not use it much and I ultimately sold it with a few other items to fund a pared-down f/2.8 dual zoom lens setup.

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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