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

reviewer#2623 date: Aug-10-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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:Tamron 24-70/3.3-5.6
Sigma 28-80/3.5-5.6
Minolta 50/1.7 RS
Tokina 80-200/2.8 ATX
price paid:100 USD (used)
positive:Good range, sharpness, color, contrast
negative:Build Quality
comment:Very good lens for the price. My only problem with this lens is the build quality. The zoom ring is too loose. If I view with the camere up or down it tends too zoom spontaneously a little. A little annoying. Except this is problem it is a very very good lens!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 53
  • sharpness: 4.41
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.34
  • distortion: 4.19
  • flare control: 4.11
  • overall: 4.35
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