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

reviewer#9182 date: Jun-26-2011
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:Minolta 28-105 RS
Minolta 35-105 original
price paid:70 GBP
positive:Sharpness
Minolta colours
Range
negative:None for the price
comment:Very sharp at all apertures through the range and almost matches the 35-105 at comparable focal lengths.

IMHO one of the best'budget' zooms you can buy.

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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