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

reviewer#9392 date: Sep-5-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:MINOLTA 24-85mm.
price paid:215 USD inkl postage
positive:Very sharp. Small and light. Low distortion.
negative:Not so far.
comment:THIS IS THE HIDDEN GEM OF MINOLTA!

Bought this to replace TAMRON 28-70 which broke down due to a loose skrew. I was impressed over the performance of this lens. It really shines on my A900. Sharp good colors. High dynamic range. My best walk-around lens for my A900. At the A450 it becomes a good 35-70mm f4 lens but I have other alternatives.

It is better for street photography then the MINOLTA 24-85mm as there are virtually no distortion.

If you can find one - buy it what so ever!

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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