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

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Calico Jack
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In reply to cgarrard, Feb 3, 2013

Further to my earlier reply, there are numerous lenses that cover this range, and the other one that extends it would be the highly regarded and much sought after Min AF 24-105 (D).  If the width wasn't a major factor, move it up to the Min 35-70/4 Macro, but in any case, stopping down will eliminate more-or-less all CA/PF and you can always add a PL-CIR filter to these early lenses.  There are too many models to choose from that fit the bill, but whether it's the RS or standard version, it's still a Minolta classic, though depending on factors such as size, price, focal range and weight, you really are spoiled for choice so you ought not to have any problem sourcing something suitable.  On a personal note, I used both the Tamron 28-75/2.8 Di and Tamron 17-35/2.8-4 Di (same as the Minolta versions) but have recently sold one that's often overlooked . . . Sigma AF 28-70mm F/2.8 EX Aspherical.  Very affordable and much smaller and lighter than the bloated Sigma 24-70/2.8 EX DG version, though TBH, the extra DG coating does make a big difference where CA control is concerned.

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