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

reviewer#9240 date: Jul-17-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
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:Sigma 28 f1.8 EX DG
Minolta 24-85
price paid:156 GBP (mint)
positive:Sharpness whe stopped down a touch,
Size and weight
negative:Sharpness below f4
Flare - fitted rubber hood to my copy
comment:Nice lens, but disapponting below f4.

Sharper than the Sigma at all comparable apertures.

Needs effective hood.

Surprisingly (but not if you look at MTF ratings) the 24 mm end of the 24-85 equals it from f5.6 upwards.

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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