Minolta 24-105(D) vs 28-105 RS

Started Jun 2, 2011 | Discussions thread
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3dreamers Junior Member • Posts: 47
Minolta 24-105(D) vs 28-105 RS

Hi everybody,
Just some thoughts about my lens comparison.

Got the 24-105 from ebay in mint condition(like new) for 220 CAN. Looked very good and started to take pictures and find out that I was expecting more. So after reading some reviews on Dyxum I got from kijiji a Minolta 28-105 RS. Did some tests at wide, 50mm, 70mm, 105mm at all apertures and found that 28-105 RS is way sharper than the more expensive 24-105 . The 24-105 starts to get better at F8-F10 in the center but very soft in corners. The 28-105 keeps corners good at all apertures and the center is very good, way better than 24-105.

28-105 feels much better, the zoom is smoother but has no (D). I am using A55 and I do not know what to do. I want to keep the more expensive one but my I feel that I will have to let it go.
Any thoughts?
Thanks!

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