Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by russellsbags
|russellsbags#5872 date: Aug-19-2009|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-70 kit|
Sony 50 f2.8 macro
Minolta 50 1.4
|price paid:||42 UKP|
|positive:||Compact, light, sharp, cheap, colour|
|negative:||Slight flare issues but hardly worth mentioning at the price these sell for.|
|comment:||Absolutely fantastic lens at a great price. I'm one of the people who finds the kit lens ok but this is so much better.|
I struck lucky and found it listed badly on ebay and got it at a fantastic price but would pay 3 times the amount for it if ever anything happens to this one.
The IQ is just amazing and it is light and compact. The hood isn't too special but I have better lenses to deal with any flare problems so it doesn't make any difference to me.
I have no problems with build quality of mine. Everything is solid as a rock.
If you see one buy it.
- total reviews: 54
- sharpness: 4.41
- color: 4.69
- build: 4.33
- distortion: 4.20
- flare control: 4.11
- overall: 4.35