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

reviewer#1993 date: Mar-19-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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 20/1,8 EX DG
price paid:325USD
positive:size, weight, sharpness
negative:flares
comment:I have exchanged the sigma 20/1,8 for this lens. Only weight and size were the reason. Not able to compare the results anymore, but I think the image quality is the same, apart the DOF that 1,8 offers.

The sigma 20/1,8 is better performer against the light, and is its flare control is rated to 5. While this minolta is a 3 points performance against the sun, or source of the light. I like the aperture blades on sigma more as well.

Anyway, I am very satisfied, and my lineup consists of small, light lenses, that allows me to take them all whereever I go.

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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