Minolta AF 20mm F2.8 RS A-mount lens review by ab012

reviewer#1201 date: Sep-18-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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:KM 17-35 2.8-4D
M 28/2
KM 11-18 DT
price paid:
positive:Flare Control, Distortion
comment:Distortion very well controlled, and flare control extremely good!
One great thing about this lens is that the colour is very good, and cooler then the KM 17-35D. It is also more similar to the other Minolta lenses.
As a old wide angle this lens vignets quite a bit at 2.8 and also a bit at 4. Contrast is also lower at 2.8. Resolution ok at all stops though.

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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