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

reviewer#45808 date: Jan-1-2022
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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-Zeiss FE 24-70 f/4, Minolta 24-105 f/3.5-4.5
price paid:85€
positive:Sharp if stopped-down, very beautiful colors, light and small, accurate and fast AF.
negative:not so good in low light or backlight because it loses contrast, not sharp as modern fixed lenses.
comment:Old style zoom, with an overall good rendition. In most situations it is pretty much on par with the sony 24-70 f / 4, but the colors are nicer. An example:

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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