Minolta AF 24mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by alpha_in_exile
|alpha_in_exile#46976 date: Jan-27-2024
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|I own this lens
|Minolta AF 17-35/2.8-4
Minolta AF 28-85/3.5-4.5
Minolta DT 18-70 APS-C kit lens
|A little prone to ghosting and veiling with the sun in certain parts of the frame, but it is not very bad.
Distortion, but not as bad as any zoom lens I have ever tried.
|This has been my workhorse wide angle lens for 16 years and I still love it. I recently used it for a wedding, on my Sony A7RIV with an LA-EA5 adapter. It is acceptably sharp over most of the frame wide open, and very sharp when stopped down, even when scrutinized at pixel-level from the 61MP A7RIV. The bokeh is nice in most situations, and the colors are beautiful. It has always focused quickly and accurately, without hunting, on all of my cameras (A100, A700, A900, and A7RIV with adapter). Compared to FE lenses, the only drawbacks are the noise of the screwdrive focus and some shutter lag due to the A7RIV's method of handling adapted lenses (not present on the A-mount cameras).