Minolta AF 20mm F2.8 RS A-mount lens review by godsakes

reviewer#10117 date: Apr-13-2012
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 12-24mm
KM 17-35mm
price paid:
positive:Great corner sharpness
negative:Poor distortion for a prime
Prone to flare
comment:While it's far from being the sharpest prime I've ever used it's good by wide angle standards, most importantly unlike many wide angle lenses the corner sharpness holds up really well on this lens.

However both distortion and flare control could be better, if this lens catches flare it will wash out your image. The sigma 12-24mm was much stronger on those aspects.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 37
  • sharpness: 4.51
  • color: 4.81
  • build: 4.57
  • distortion: 4.27
  • flare control: 4.32
  • overall: 4.50
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