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.
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.
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.
Konica Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D AF review by wesfoto
16 June 2008
Summary: This lens is small and light weight, making it very easy to use as a fairly versital lens when you need to travel light. Once you step down the lens a bit (aperture set to a fairly useful size of f/8 or f/11), the image is quite good.
Konica Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D AF review by xavier
24 November 2006
Summary: I got this lens together with a Minolta Dynax 7 (or Maxxum 7), film 35mm. This lens provides a rather wide and very useful range, at least for 35mm film: 24mm is wide enough for most landscape applications, and 105mm is reasonable telephoto.
Pros: wide range, very light, sharp, reasonable price.
Cons: vignetting at 24mm (film), distortion, corners softness in wide angle, under average construction.
Summary: Good range for a walk about lens. Quite bright at the longer end of the zoom. Its focus is particularly fast. It is very well made and very sturdy. The only negative, and it is not necessarily that, is that it is quite heavy compared to some modern lenses.
Summary: so nun habe ich auch ein 24/105 und ich muss meinem Vorschreiber recht geben.Diese Optik ist Profiqualität in allen Belangen. Ich als A900 Nutzer und diversen Optiken wie das 2,8 300 bin verwöhnt.Aber dieses 24/105 ist von der optischen Qualität der Hammer.