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

reviewer#9276 date: Jul-28-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.3
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:
price paid:
Image Quality
negative:Lens Flare
comment:I love this little gem. It has become my favorite walk around lens, and one of my favorites in general. I shoot full frame (a900) and I like wide angle shots, and this lens doesn't disappoint.

I own some Zeiss lenses (including the 24-70 f/2.8) and I'm not sure why some have given this a low sharpness rating, unless they got a bad copy.

This lens doesn't handle lens flare well at all, which is also true of almost every older Minolta lens, so care certainly must be taken in those situations.

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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