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Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D Lens

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Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D lens

Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D lens

Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D lens


Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D MTF Chart

Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D MTF Chart

Optical design

Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2000

Optical design: 12 elements in 11 groups

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Average price: $217


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
24mm - 105mmf/3.5 - f/4.5f/2270.562432/15,2108/4,3

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The Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D lens is a modification of the Minolta 24-85, including 3 new aspherical lenses. It is a good choice as a travel zoom lens.

Pros: very fast focusing, accurate color rendering, compact size, good sharpness from 35 to 50 mm and at f/5.6.

Cons: distortion at 24 mm, sharp at 70-105 mm only after stopping down to f/6.3, inaccurate AF at 105 mm, average bokeh.

  • Full frame and APS-C: for FF APS-C equivalent: 36-157.5mm
  • Length changes when focusing: no
  • Filter rotation: no
  • Length changes when zooming: yes
  • Dimensions (diameter x length):71 mm х 69 mm
  • Delivery kit:front and rear caps, user's manual.
  • Fit and finish: from average to good
  • Max. magnification:0.18x

The Minolta AF 24-105 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 D is a rather good casual kit lens.

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Posted by: shubshik   Date of publication: 03.10.2010

Mechanical quality4.002
Optical quality4.002
Pricing / Value4.002
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