Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by donniefitz2
|donniefitz2#9961 date: Feb-22-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 35-70 f/4.0 (baby beercan)|
|positive:||- good zoom range on APS-C|
- very sharp
- good Minolta color
- good build
|negative:||- a bit heavy|
- prone to flare without hood
- a slight bit of barrel wobble
|comment:||I bought this lens from KEH and it looked brand new when I got it. It's a large lens and a bit heavy but it really does look awesome (if that really matters to you).|
I found the sharpness to be excellent on my a700 and I would say it's as sharp if not sharper than the baby beercan with much better zoom range. And 24mm at the wide end isn't bad for an APS-C camera.
I use this lens for general stuff and for portraits. I really like it a lot and I highly recommend it.