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

reviewer#11043 date: Apr-16-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SAL 16-80 zeiss
Tamron SP90 2.8
SAL 70-300 G
price paid:
positive:Sharp in the center
Fantastic colors
Light and compact
negative:Not sharp in the corners
Flare control
comment:Have it for over 15 years.
This was my companion of a minolta 800si and the for a Dynax9..
What a camera!!!
When took the A700I replaced by the SAL16-80 zeiss and parked then.
Now is the standard lens for my new A900 but will replace soon with my already ordered SAL 24-70 2.8 (great expectations).
This is for this budget a fantastic lens!!

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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