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

reviewer#10554 date: Oct-3-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Sony 18-55mm f3.5/5.6
price paid:60 USD
positive:Sharp, relatively light and built to last.
negative:None.
comment:My favorite lens. Good range even on an APS-C. Smooth zoom and quiet auto focus when shooting video on my Sony A37.
Useful hood that's easy to reverse for storage. Pairs well with Minolta 100-200 f4.5. Truly a great bargain. Highly underrated.

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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