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

reviewer#7956 date: Sep-9-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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:Minolta 50/1.7
Minolta 28-105/3,5-4,5 RS
price paid:150$
positive:build quality
lighter and shorter than 28-105
good zoom range
no filter rotation
amaizing colors
negative:not "D"
slight zoom creep and the inner tube wobbles at 85mm
soft tele end
comment:Tested on A350 with great results only when stopped down. Sun cap is to large with internal flash. A must buy!

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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