Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by linzthom

reviewer#11207 date: Jun-25-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:35-70 min
35-70f4 min
17-50f2 tamron
price paid:NZ $180
nice weight
negative:lens wobbles a bit when fully extended
comment:I use this lens for mushroom/toadstil photos mainly and for that it is great. But as an all rounder it works almost as well as the Tammy 17-50 which I prefer. I'd love to use it on a ff camera just to see what it is like but on the a580 it is just great.

It's just as sharp as the 2 35-70's but more versitile.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 54
  • sharpness: 4.41
  • color: 4.69
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.20
  • flare control: 4.11
  • overall: 4.35
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