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

reviewer#11398 date: Oct-23-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:Sony 16-50 f/2.8 SSM
price paid:About $200 USD
positive:Small, light, sharp, fast, well built. Fun
negative:Some vignetting wide open on FF.
comment:I've had this lens for about a year. It is a great companion for my a55. This combo is light and discreet. It works out to a medium wide angle with APS-C. I carry this kit around almost all the time. I love it. It is just a bit soft wide open, but after f/4 it is just fine.
10/18/18 Update: I've now used this lens on the A77mk1 and mk2, and now on FF. I still love this lens, but I do see some significant vignetting at f/2.8.

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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