Minolta AF 24-50mm F4 A-mount lens review by Freddan_6

reviewer#15253 date: May-21-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Sony AF DT 18-55/3.5-5.6 SAM
Minolta AF 24/2.8
Minolta AF 28/2.8
Minolta AF 50/1.7
Minolta AF 24-85/3.5-4.5
price paid:555 SEK (66$)
positive:Nice small lens, fixed max aperture through the zoom range.
negative:Some distortion, a little more flares than the fixed lenses. Not as sharp either. Approx as sharp as the kit lens on APS-C. Corners in FF needs stopping down. Sharper than my copy of 24-85.
comment:Nice small light lens with nice sturdy build. Focal length is great for walk around on APS-C, and is great for architecture on FF:

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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