Summary: Hi, I was looking for "catch"...this lens...till i saw this US leaving seller; from which i acquired his lens. This lens it's now mounted on my lovely Full frame Sony A900 DSLR body! I'm extremely happier! Sincerely, Alex!
Summary: I bought the Konica Minolta AF 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D Lens three weeks ago and was immediately impressed on this inexpensive lens. It has a macro function which is good for close up object. The color is fantastic. Overall, I'd recommend the lens if you want a walk around lens.
Summary: The Minolta 24-105MM lens was the first zoom of with this range. It set a standard that has yet to be beaten. This lens should be in every Maxxum/Sony DSLR user's arsenal of lens. It is light enough to be hand held for most natural lighting situations. Compact enough to fit in any camera case. The focus is sharp, the colors are typical Minolta, which is a good thing. It's a proven winner that has stood the test of time.
Summary: When I bought my Sony Alpha 200 camera, I loved everything about it except the lens that came with it. The 18-70mm takes decent pictures, but it is light and plastic feeling, and the overall zoom length is just not enough. I don't use the wide angle near as much as the telephoto, so it was definitely a bummer of a lens for me. So I went on a hunt to get a good all around everyday lens....
Summary: I found another vendor on E-Bay that mis lead me to believe I was purchasing a camera that was complete but it did not include Batteries (Which added a considerable amount of cost to the camera). I am looking for another camera that will fit this lens and have not found one yet. I tried to reason with this vendor and I think they are giving me time to purchase the lens, but they have threatened to 'block' me if I do not buy this lens right away.
Konica Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D AF review by Nikola_Konsulov
6 March 2009
Summary: Some of the previous reviews claim the build quality is not good. I beg to differ. The build of this lens is excellent. Sure, the external body is made of polycarbonate, but it is durable enough and the inside of the lens obviously has plenty of metal (and glass) due to its weight. Optical quality is also decent, but not "G" class. On my A700 & Maxxum 5D I have gotten some great pictures. Vignetting isn't really an issue with an APS-C sensor.
Pros: Small and durable build, seems to be plenty sharp when stopped down a bit, bokeh, no zoom creep, zoom and focus rings nice and tight, but relatively dampened well.
Konica Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D AF review by tnman
16 January 2009
Summary: I use this lense on a 24 meg A900, which demands high quality glass. The lense seems to do well between f/8 and f/16. It is disappointing when you go to f/22, as the edges begin to show visible softness. Still, I really like this lens and rely on it for much of my wideangle work. I think most folks would be pleased with its' performance and the overall quality of the construction.