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

reviewer#669 date: Apr-6-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:18-70 DT
CZJ 20/4
28 f2
price paid:
positive:Good Sharpness
Compact Size
Relatively wide on 5D
55mm filter thread
Good color
Fast AF
negative:Wish it had bigger aparture
Not as wide as one could've hoped for landscape
comment:A relatively affordable wide angle-ish prime for 5D(wide enough for film). Much cheaper than the 20 f2.8 and much sharper than the kit lens. Common filter size allows me to share accessories with my other lens. The field of view is perfect for car show on 5D. Recommanded.

The recommandation stands especially considering the price, but 20 f2.8 is more useful for landscape and scenic shot especially if space is at a premium(ie tighter alleyway...etc).

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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