Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by Hubert_79

reviewer#46925 date: Jan-19-2023
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:KM AF-DT 18-70 mm
KM AF 17-35 mm
Minolta AF 24-105 mm
Minolta AF 28 mm (old)
price paid:60 €
positive:-sharp and contrast throughout the range
-nice color
-very good build
-fast AF
-well controlled distortion (on APS-C)
-no vignetting (on APS-C)
negative:-not so wide on APS-C
-aberation (can be removed in editor)
-not well balanced with plastic bodies like KM 5D and Sony a230
comment:One of my TOP lenses. Sharp, great contrast, no distortion on APS-C.
My everyday lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 54
  • sharpness: 4.41
  • color: 4.69
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.20
  • flare control: 4.11
  • overall: 4.35
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