Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by CKL
|CKL#18373 date: Oct-10-2015|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||- Minolta 28-135|
- KM 28-75 f2.8
- Sony A7 kitlens (28-75)
|price paid:||50 Euro|
|positive:||- It's a compact lens and focus quite fast.|
- Not as sharp as the 28-135 bearcan or the KM28-75
- 24mm is excellent
|negative:||- Beyond 24 mm it must be stopped down|
- Long end is rather soft.
|comment:||Tested on the A7 with my second copy of the 24-85 (first one had some decentering issues).|
I'm impressed by the 24mm, sharp corner to corner at f4-f4-5. However beyond 24mm it's not as good and the lens must stopped down to f5.6 for some decent corners. On the long end (50mm-85mm) it's rather soft and the lens must be stopped down to f8.
The lens is supported by DXO Optics and I recommend this software. It fixes the barrel distortion and vignetting.