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

reviewer#619 date: Mar-23-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:35-70 3.5 4.5
price paid:
positive:compact, nice quality
negative:flare control,
comment:this lens is as good as 35-70 3.5-4.5 in a similarly compact and unprovocative (is that a word?) form. it has better range, sharpness is slightly lower than the 35-70

very similar and beautiful color characteristic. sweet sweet lens.

with a 5d and this lens one can shoot happily while people don't mind and almost pity you (as opposed to 24-70 sigma giant)

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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