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
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