Minolta AF 24/2.8 or Minolta AF 28/2.8?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by mike, Nov 13, 2003.

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    mike Guest

    which is it the best one between Minolta AF 24/2.8 and Minolta AF 28/2.8?
    I have already Minolta AF 50/1.7 and Minolta AF 100/2.
    mike, Nov 13, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    28/2.8 is incredibly cheap and sharp for the price, but 24 is just as sharp,
    and reputedly has much better overall picture quality (esp. at close focus
    due to floating element design)

    many have complained about 28/2.8 vignetting easily too, but I've only ever
    used one filter at a time and can't complain

    difference is similar to difference between 50/1.4 and 50/1.7, most swear
    the former is superior (curiously only after having paid for it), but many
    are perfectly happy with the one that costs half as much


    adam f
    Adam F, Nov 13, 2003
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  3. (Adam F) wrote in
    The 28/2.8 is sharp? I didn't had that impression. The 28/2.0 would be a
    better lens.
    But I rather take the 24/2.8 which is an incredible lens, with not much
    distortion, esp. for a wide angel lens. Plus it's wider.
    The 28/2.8 would be good, if you need a cheap wideangle lens.

    Leonhard Pang, Nov 14, 2003
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    Mauro Guest

    Buy the 24mm.

    I have the MD version, great lens !

    Mauro, Nov 14, 2003
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    mike Guest

    mike, Nov 14, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I'd go for the 24 in your sit. but this has nothing to do with lens
    qualities, rather that is is seriously wide compared to the 28. I tried
    a used AF 24 f/2.8 and the image was very conrasty and sharp in the few
    frames I shot. But I also have a 20mm f/2.8 so getting the 24 seemed
    like filling the bag...

    The 28mm is rated slightly sharper by photodo, fwiw.

    The user ratings for optics on photozone favour the 24mm ... but the
    number of inputs for the 24 are fairly low and therefore suspect.

    Alan Browne, Nov 14, 2003
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