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

reviewer#6495 date: Dec-1-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma 24-70 f2.8
Minolta 35-105 f3.5-4.5
price paid:120 USD
positive:Nice Range
f4.5 on long end
Built really well
Very Sharp stopped up
negative:f3.5 at 24mm Only
comment:I like this lens , It's not leaving my A300 unless I need Longer range or macro features. It's the perfect walkaround lens , not as bulky and heavy as my Sigma 24-70 f2.8 on my A700. Would recommend it if you can find a good copy.

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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