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

reviewer#18375 date: Oct-14-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony SEL1810, Tamron 11-18, Tamron 10-24, Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15 mk3, Sigma 12-24 DG.
price paid:£160.00
positive:Very fast focus, manual or auto. Or set to f8 and don't focus at all. It's all good. Great colours and very sharp for a super wide angle. Generally makes great looking images.
negative:As with virtually all super wide angle lenses, flare can let it down.
comment:If you have a full frame Sony you should own this lens. It works on E-mount with the LA-EA4 brilliantly. As a manual focus lens it is a delight ( one finger focus ) with the LA-EA3 and it's brilliant on the A-mount cameras.

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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