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

reviewer#21424 date: Nov-13-2015
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- Minolta 20mm f2.8
- Minolta 28mm f2.8
price paid:100 Euro
positive:- Good for ASP-C
negative:- Bad for full frame
comment:The 24mm is the most disappointing Minolta prime lens I've got. It's ok for ASP-C (resulting in a 36mm lens) but on full frame body the corners are soft below f5.6. The 24-85mm lens is much sharper, in center and in the corners.

The Minolta 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm lenses are gold, the other 2.8 primes are so-so. It's the weakest f2.8 lens, the 20 and 28 are sharper.

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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