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

reviewer#10343 date: Jun-30-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 90 di
Minolta beercan
Minolta 35-105 old
Tamron 70-300di usd
Tamron 55-200
Minolta baby beercan
price paid:65gbp
positive:Sharp!!!!!
Colour
Quick focus
Constrast
Bokeh is pleasing
negative:Hood
comment:Well for the money this was a fantastic buy.Lovely and sharp,great colours and great contrast,a really superb little lense for portraits,its sharp but pleasing on faces,if that makes sence?.The hood is a bit useless,but seems to work,havent noticed any flare yet,build on mine feels like it might fall apart lol but i doubt it will,its just a real joy too use to be honest,whatever you throw at it it delivers,a real no brainer,if you can get one cheap enough i doubt if you would regret buying one,im impressed by it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 60
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.22
  • distortion: 4.32
  • flare control: 4.07
  • overall: 4.38
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