Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by pacman1213

reviewer#8917 date: Apr-13-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.1
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:24 2.8
50 1.7
70-210 F4
price paid:150 Can
positive:Sharp
Light and portable
Good flare control
Great on Film camera
negative:Build quality is a little plasticky
Not wide enough on APS-C
comment:Love this lens. Bought it off a friend who wanted something with more reach and i love it. Although the build quality is less than what im used to with first and second generation Minolta AF lenses, i still like using it most of the time both on APS-C and on Film.
Since i Mostly shoot B\W Film, i prefer it as a walk around lens for my Maxxum 9. The 24 end is great for film but not wide enough on APSC. Although i would still pick my 24 2.8 over it if i need a wide lens, i still highly recommend it if you need to take your camera and only one lens.

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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