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

reviewer#6584 date: Dec-15-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 24-50 f4
Minolta 28-85 f3.5-4.5
Minolta 28-105 f3.5-4.5
Minolta 24 f2.8
Minolta 28 f2.8
Minolta 50 f1/7
price paid:Ł100
positive:Light
Sharp across the range
Claasic Minolta colours
No noticeable CA
negative:Range on APS-C but you know that when You buy it
comment:Very underated lens. Noticeably sharper than 28-85 and gives the primes a good run for the money.

My second copy. Always regretted selling the first. Well worth fitting in to your kit bag.

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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