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

reviewer#5010 date: Mar-12-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Minolta 24-85 f3.5/4.5 old version. This fix 24mm is a bit sharper in both center and corner @f4 for both lens at 24mm. At f8, both lens performance comes very close with this len far less CA than the zoom.
price paid:190USD used
positive:Compact and well built. Fast focusing.
comment:A very good wide angle len can be used as if 36mm in APS-C sensor or truly 24mm in full frame. I think any Minolta or Alpha users of either full frame or APS C must have. Unfortunately, Minolta didn't make one with F2.0. Really missed.

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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