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

reviewer#10277 date: Jun-8-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
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 own this lens
compared to:CZ 24-70mm
M 28mm f2.8
S 35mm f1.8
price paid:£160
Solid build
negative:Tiny focus ring
comment:I was looking for a small light wide lens to use instead of my big heavy 24-70 and on a small budget. (24mm f2 SSM was way out of budget)

Sharp from f2.8 and much better build than the modern budget Sony primes. The tiny focus ring can make it sometimes difficult when using manual focus for stills or video.

Seems better than the 28mm f2.8 I had some years ago. For the price you can get these you can't go wrong.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 106
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.58
  • flare control: 4.20
  • overall: 4.58
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