Minolta AF 20mm F2.8 RS A-mount lens review by DcapVividOptic
|DcapVividOptic#1470 date: Nov-23-2006|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Min 20/2.8 MinO & MinRS, Sig 24/1.8 EX DG, Min 24/2.8 MinO & Min RS, Min 28/2 MinO & MinRS, KM 17-35D, Canon AF 20/2.8 & 24/2.8, Voigtlander 21/4 (Bessa)|
|positive:||- size for focal length|
|negative:||- price compared to Sig EX DG (new)|
|comment:||This is really a joint & comparison review with the other version (MinO & RS)|
The MinRS gets the edge over the MinO due to the circular aperture.
Its sharp enough, but could be sharper, colors are slightly better on the MinO version I think
Distortion very well controlled.
Build is the same, although I prefer the MinO by a touch, feels just a little bit more solid. The manual focus ring is more user-frienfly on the MinRS, but certainly still very good on the MinO - don't let the manual focus put you off, its one of the better ones.
I would recommend a good hard look at the Sig EX DG range if you are looking for a 20/24/28 prime. I've had the lot and the Sig EX's get the edge on several counts: manual focus ring, 9 blades. But if you absolutely must got Minolta, I think the MinO is better value for money