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ACR/LR Profile for A900+MinRS 24-85mm

Although it’s far from a perfect lens, this small 1999 Minolta RS optic is my favourite for general travel and everyday use on the Alpha 900. It is a convenient size and weight, performs well when stopped down a little, and has exactly the range and minimum focus I need.

Mouseover image to see effect of this profile used on a shot taken at 70mm focal length.

The profile created for ACR6/LR3 is at four focal lengths – 24, 35, 55, 85 – and two apertures, wide open and f/9. The chart distance ranges from about 120cm to about 4m.

To download:

// (24-85mm F3.5-4.5) – RAW.lcp

Right click and save. Correction of CA and distortion is pretty good, and this profile identifies itself correctly as a Minolta lens. It should be placed in the Sony directory of Adobe Application Support>Camera Raw>Lens Profiles.

– David Kilpatrick

2 comments to ACR/LR Profile for A900+MinRS 24-85mm

  • Jeep

    Thanks for this, I have the 24-85 lens, the last new Minolta lens I purchased at a good price, from a dealer in the Tottenham Court Road, London who had a load of them 8-9 years ago. Always pretty impressed with this lens from 9xi to A900 (the new SLT-A77 seems to relate back to the 9xi in looks). I must admit my favourite lens for the A900 is the Tamron 28-75 2.8 XR Di and I’d agree with Kurt Munger that this lens is an exceptional performer.

  • lightdreamer

    Thanks very much for providing the Minolta 24-85mm lcp for us.
    It works very good for my lens with A900.