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

reviewer#8777 date: Mar-11-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Zeiss 16-80mm
SIgma 24mmm, f1.8
price paid:210
positive:+sharp
+small - it fits well in your pocket
negative:-less corner sharpness and contrast f2.8
comment:I wanted a prime in the 24mm range. The Sigma is huge, so I did not carry it a lot and sold it. This little lens fits in any pocket and looks cute on the A55. Compared with my CZ 1680 it has a better corner sharpness and more neutral colors in my opinion. The CZ is a little on the red site. Center sharpness is very good on the CZ already, so the prime doesn´t add a lot to this. At f2.8 there is a less contrast and corner sharpness, but at f4 it is excellent. The CZ should be stopped down to f5.6 @ 24mm for better corner sharpness, but the minolta at f4 is still better in this respect. Distortion seems well controlled and I did not experience any flare, yet.

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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