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

reviewer#21417 date: Nov-12-2015
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:16-50mm DT, 50mm 1.4 Zeiss
price paid:180.00
positive:Light, small, decent build.
negative:CA, corner sharpness
comment:I've had this lens for a few years now. It's not bad in that- when you have a good amount of light- it can produce very nice images. It's not all that sharp though. You shouldn't expect that either given it's a 24mm. Corners are a bit of a let down even at F11. My 16-50mm DT does better at any F stop then this 24mm 2.8. You get some ghosting wide open but I suspect that's do to it being built for film not the 4mm or so thick glass on top of a digital sensor.

Bokeh isn't bad either but don't expect crazy amounts of sharpness out of this thing. It just aint going to happen.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 102
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.82
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.61
  • flare control: 4.22
  • overall: 4.59
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