I love Minolta 35-70 in all flavors. The f3.5 MD version is probably sharper than f4 Maxxum AF version, but the AF one is still very sharp, small and great in good to OK-ish light. In dim light, it hunts somewhat. However, my main reason for liking these lenses is the color. I find it significantly easier to get the colors I find pleasing - especially skin tones - out of my Maxxums than out of some other lenses. So, I've been thinking of perhaps getting 24/2.8; part for my upcoming trip to Prague (24 mm will probably be useful for most occasions), part to maybe use it as my main walkabout lens. So, is anyone familiar with that lens ? Does it have the same unique Minolta colors ? Is it sharp ?