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

reviewer#5928 date: Aug-29-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.6
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:28/2
35/2
price paid:$200 (new)
positive:Light
Wide range
Easy to find
Cheap
negative:Not D
Small hood
Cap difficult to grab when the hood is on
Inner tube wobbles at 85mm
comment:I'm very pleased with this lens as a walkaround lens. It's light and very sharp when stepped down to 5.6/8.
Corners are surprisingly sharp at 24mm on the A900.

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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