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

reviewer#9548 date: Oct-30-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:Minolta 24-85
Sony CZ 24-70
Sony CZ 16-80
price paid:150 USD
positive:Surprisingly sharp on my A900
Perfect for landscape and close portrait
negative:Flares and some CA at 24mm
AF a bit noisy
Somewhat soft at f4 - 24mm
comment:I love the Sony CV 24-70 but on long photo session it gets to be heavy, but the Minolta 24-50 f4 is light, discrete for candid shot and surprisingly sharp from 24 to 50. For the price I paid for it compare to the CZ 24-70 it's a steal. Sweet spot from f8 to f11.

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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