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

reviewer#11352 date: Sep-26-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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:35 f1.8
50 f1.4
sigma 10-20 f4.5
price paid:240 CAD
size (fits in a pocket)
negative:vignette at f2.8 on A99
comment:This is a fantastic prime lens. Classic Minolta. Fast to focus. Is sharp from f2.8 very sharp at f8. I compared this side by side to my sigma 10-20 and this lens is much sharper. Even the corners are not bad at all. Colours are classic Minolta. Light weight and a steal at around $200 plus shipping.

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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