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

reviewer#9781 date: Jan-12-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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:Minolta 24-50 f4
Minolta 50 f1.7
Minolta 100-200 f4.5
price paid:157 USD (Used)
positive:2.8
Small & light
Sharp
negative:Only 2.8
A bit soft at 2.8
Flare
comment:I got this one to replace my 24-50 f4 and it served me a btter result, I won't be bothered to use a prime instead of a zoom so I think it's my right choice

At f2.8 it's still not sharp as my 100-200 at f4.5 but only stepped to f3.2 could help, and still, not as sharp as 50 at f2.8 anyway

A very fun length for APS-C, better than 28 f2.8

Recommended to stay in your camera bag

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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