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

reviewer#2890 date: Oct-31-2007
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:CZ16-80, 28-85/3.5-4.5, 35-70/4, 35-80/4-5.6, 35-105/3.5-4.5
price paid:400€ new
positive:Sharp; Very compact and light; 2.8
negative:Not wide enough on APS-C
comment:Bought it in 1989. This was my favourite lens when I used film. Gives very sharp and dramatic pictures. I do not use it often since I went digital and bought a CZ16-80 since the 24 was not wide enough anymore. For group photos, especially indoors or at night outdoors, still very useful. When a Sony full frame body exists and is affordable I will no doubt use it again quite often.

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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