Minolta AF 24mm F2.8 RS A-mount lens review by NZalpha

reviewer#6157 date: Oct-2-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm F3.5 macro
Minolta 28-85mm 3.5-4 zoom
Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro
price paid:200 USD
positive:Very sharp
negative:Slightly soft at edges wide open
comment:After using this lens (and my just aquired Minolta 50mm macro) I DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO A WALK AROUND ZOOM. Its a stunning lens that simply produces lovely sharp images with great colour and great image contrast. There is no CA that I can find and what little softeness there is in the corners wide open will sharpen by F4. I use this on an A700. Great all round lens of an APS-C sensor. Will keep this lens for ever.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 25
  • sharpness: 4.46
  • color: 4.72
  • build: 4.52
  • distortion: 4.40
  • flare control: 4.16
  • overall: 4.45
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