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

reviewer#13215 date: Apr-2-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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 35/1.8
- sony 16-80
price paid:
positive:- useful focal length
- sharp center at any aperture
- fast AF
- inconspicuous
- minolta colors
negative:- lateral color fringing
- distinct resolution fall-off in the corners, even at f8/f11
- prone to flare/loss of contrast if sunshade not used
comment:This is an enjoyable little lens to use on aps-c, making it a good one-lens solution if one wishes to travel light and be inconspicuous. However, optical flaws are readily observed (see cons above) due to its dated optical design and coatings.

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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