Minolta 24-85mm RS f/3.5-4.5 on Full Frame

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Minolta 24-85mm RS f/3.5-4.5 on Full Frame
In reply to cgarrard, Feb 2, 2013

cgarrard wrote:

Been a while since I've used mine on the A900.

Curious if any readers here still use this lens on the A99/900/850 cameras at all? My impressions that I recall were that it was nice and sharp in the corners at f5.6 on full frame, and CA's nearly gone at f/8 and the corners and center were nice and sharp (at it's peak there).

My recollection is that it was the best price/performance for a genuine wide angle to mid-telephoto full frame lens in all of the A-Mount available lenses. There are a lot of zooms that start at 24mm but I think this one was the best performer of them all on full frame for under 300.00.

Can anyone comment if you have experience with this lens please?

Thank you!
Carl

I have the 24-85 on my a99 most of the time.  I am very impressed for the little money spent, how sharp and colorful the pictures come out.  Lightweight and covers a very useful range.

Dennis

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