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

reviewer#8229 date: Nov-11-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 24-50
Sigma 24mm f2.8 Sigma 12-24mm
Sigma 24mm F1.8
Sigma 10-20mm
Minolta 24-85 f4
Sony 28mm
Minolta af 28mm
price paid:330 NZD
positive:Very sharp
Minolta colours
comment:This is a great lens Sharpness was just amazing as was image contrast. I produced some of my best monochrome landscapes with this lens that gave that near large format feeling associated with big film cameras.
There is a hint of CA in the corners but this is well controlled. This is the best wide angle prime lens I have ever used. It is COMPACT.

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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