Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8

(8 customer reviews)

The Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 is a camera glass that captures a wide field of view, making it ideal for landscape and architectural photography. It has an autofocus system that helps you quickly capture sharp images. The lens elements are coated to reduce reflections and improve contrast. The build quality is solid, making it durable for long-term use. The aperture can be adjusted to control the amount of light entering the lens, allowing you to create a shallow depth of field. The resolution is sharp, producing clear and detailed images. Alternatives to this lens include other wide-angle options from different manufacturers. The focus can be set to automatic or manual, giving you more control over your shots. The bokeh, or the quality of the out-of-focus areas in your photo, is smooth and pleasing to the eye. The lens was manufactured in the past, but it can still be found on the secondhand market.

with others. You recently purchased the Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 camera lens and have tested and used it extensively. Your review is as follows:

Firstly, the build quality of the lens is exceptional. It feels solid and well-constructed, which gives me confidence that it could withstand heavy usage. The autofocus is quick and accurate, making it easy to capture sharp and clear images. I was also impressed by the image quality produced by the lens – the sharpness is impressive, even at f/2.8, and the colors are vibrant and true to life. Additionally, the lens is lightweight and compact, making it easy to carry around and use for extended periods.

The only downside that I noticed is that the lens can produce some noticeable distortion at the edges of the frame, especially when shooting at larger apertures or closer distances. While this may not be a significant issue for some photographers, it could be a problem for those who require high levels of image accuracy.

Overall, I am thrilled with the Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 lens. It delivers outstanding performance in terms of image quality, autofocus, and build quality, all in a compact and lightweight package. While it may not be perfect in every aspect, it is an excellent lens that I would recommend to anyone looking for a high-quality wide-angle option. I am confident that this lens will be a mainstay in my photography kit for years to come.

Optical design

Has 7 aperture blades, mid-grade lenses usually have this amount of blades. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle. Bright lens thanks to the high aperture value

Physical characteristics

Weights 215 grams so consider putting to your camera bag. 44 mm long, this small lens should be always in the camera bag. With a lens filter diameter of 55 mm commonly filter size, presents numerous filter possibilities.

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8 reviews for Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8

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  4. Ebay.com Nov 07, 2015

    Metal lenses rule There are those that say why would you put a 30 year old lens on a modern camera? The answer is simple. This Minolta 24mm 2.8 lens was way ahead of its time and is still a great value. First of all it is an all metal lens. Enough said. It has no motor, this minimizes breakdown. I believe this lens will outlive me. Second, the VR and focusing motor and VR control is built into the camera body. This makes this 30 year old glass VR capable and it focuses fast and accurately. Does it auto focus slower than the newer Sony glass? I can’t tell, for my purposes, it focuses fast enough. I own a Sony A77II and Sony A99 and both allow very fast auto focusing, even though their are only 5 contact points on the Minolta glass vs the 8 contact points on the newer Sony lenses. The 5 points on the Minolta lenses have seemingly no effect on auto focus speed, VR, or flash exposure, the lens works great. Third, there is something special about the color you get from these older Minolta lenses. Only folks who shoot these lenses will understand what I just said about the unique color produced by these lenses. If you do not own one, you should. Lastly, the value of this glass, the fact that you can own one for under $130.00 is amazing.

  5. Ebay.com Mar 14, 2018

    It’s a Keeper! The quality of Minolta lenses has always been excellent. While this lens is vintage, it’s still competes with similar models available today. At a fraction of the cost.

  6. Ebay.com Mar 07, 2017

    Excellent condition and shipped earlier than estimated! This lens is great for low light situations and no flash. LOVE IT!

  7. Ebay.com Jan 15, 2018

    Great Lens This is awesome Minolta lens fast on my Sony camera

  8. Ebay.com Mar 13, 2017

    Better than I’ve expected !! 100% real, good and better than I’ve expected!!

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