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

reviewer#4360 date: Nov-12-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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:Sony 35/1.4G
Minolta 50/2.8 macro I
Minolta 85/1.4G
Tokina 20-35/3.5-4.5 II
Minolta 28-100 kit
Sony 18-70 kit
price paid:465 USD new in 1999
positive:Very sharp
Good flare control
Compact size
Fast internal focus
Effective flower hood
negative:Bokeh
comment:My favorite travel zoom for film. Very good sharpness and flare control. Negligible soft effect at wide open in the range 50-85 mm. The only weak point is bokeh at middle distance range.

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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