Minolta AF 24mm F2.8 RS A-mount lens review by gnatsum
|gnatsum#4063 date: Sep-7-2008|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||18-70 Kit|
50mm 1.7 (old version)
|negative:||a little too much plastic for my liking|
|comment:||Firstly, this lens is blazing fast at focusing! The focus ring has a very short travel and it is shockingly fast on all cameras tested (maxxum 5, a100, a700).|
Sharpness is quite good wide open, and very useable. from f4 to f8 is VERY sharp. Bokeh (out of focus rendition) is very good and aided a LOT by the circular aperture.
Build quality: not the best, it's a little too plastic.
Colour is nothing exciting, and I have not seen any flare, I get the feeling I won't be seeing any either...
I love this focal length on film and on digital bodies... Makes a very nice wide-angle on full frame, and a great walk-around on digital.
I would recommend, if not encourage people to buy this lens if they don't have it! I got very lucky and found a good RS (latest model) with hood and case!