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

reviewer#4394 date: Nov-16-2008
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 18-70 kitlens
- MK beercan 70-210 f4
price paid:euro 140 used
positive:-very sharp
-better then the kitlens
-colors like my beercan
-no flare
-no distortion noticed
-nice bokeh
-very cheap
-not too heavy
negative:sun cap to large with internal flash with 24 wide mode.
comment:I use this lens as a walkaround on my alpha 350. Good results but sharpness increases if you use f8. In wide 24 with internal flash the suncap is too large and makes shadow in the pictures. Astonishing colors and sharpness for such a low price. I'm very pleased with 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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