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

reviewer#2633 date: Aug-15-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Minolta AF24 f2.8
price paid:350usd(Used)
positive:+Wide enough even on 1.5x crop 5D
+Good minimum focus distance
+excellent color rendition
+Good sharpness
+usable wideopen
+fast AF
negative:-MF ring feels flimsy
-plastic body
-occasional flare issue(I don't have the stock hood)
-noticable distortion when shooting specific objects
comment:My primary landscape/traveling/sightseeing photography lens. Relatively compact so it's not hard to find room for it in the bag. Compared to the AF24/2.8 that I owned before it has a appreciable gain in wideness on 5D, and obviously very wide for any film camera. Good for indoor use as well using higher iso at wider end of the aparture with nice and close minimum focus distance and good coverage. I love this lens.

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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