Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by dca1213
|dca1213#8678 date: Feb-20-2011|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 17-50 f2.8|
Minolta 35-70 f4
Minolta 35-105 Original
|price paid:||120 USD used|
|positive:||Great build, mostly sharp stopped down a bit, non-rotating front element. Internal focusing.|
|negative:||Extreme purple fringing wide open.|
|comment:||This lens is very solid and well made, quite sharp if stopped down a bit and it has those wonderful Minolta colors.|
The Tamron beats it for speed and sharpness (but of course the Tamron is an APS-C only lens)and the Minolta's beat it for sharpness.
This is a great range on film and really not bad on APS-C (36mm-127.5mm equiv.).
The only real concern with this lens is very distinct purple fringing at wide apertures in high contrast situations. I intend for this to be my walk around lens on my film body.
- total reviews: 54
- sharpness: 4.41
- color: 4.69
- build: 4.33
- distortion: 4.20
- flare control: 4.11
- overall: 4.35