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

reviewer#4145 date: Sep-29-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:Minolta 28-85
Minolta 28-105 RS
Minolta 35-105
price paid:89 GBP
positive:Sharpness
Beautiful colour
No noticeable distortion
Inexpensive
negative:None
comment:Lovely lens; cosmetically identical to the 28-105RS

Razor sharp at f8, just a touch softer wide open.
Beautiful colour rendition.

If you find one, buy it

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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