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

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dave Oddie Veteran Member • Posts: 4,126
Re: Mr. Friedman sir!

cgarrard wrote:

Gary Friedman wrote:

I took that lens and my A900 to Hong Kong and Schenzhen a couple of years ago... great performer but the CA started to bug me in this shot (around white areas)

This was the view from my four-star hotel.

Other shots taken with this lens: http://friedmanarchives.com/China/Page5/index.htm


Good to hear from you (and the others too) about this lens. Yep I remember the CA's indeed, yet I think I can work around those (and did when I had it before).

Looks like the overall view is positive of the lens. Be neat to see Sony re-introduce it with an APO element and SAM SSM motor :). A budget wide kit lens for full frame shooters with a better than average performance.


p.s. Lets finally see about getting together to shoot or chat soon as I get my A850, deal?

You really are funny Carl.  I remember when you used to have a sig of "currently writing for" your own web site.  Now you are the editor for your own web site.  Congratulations on the promotion.

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