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

reviewer#3159 date: Jan-9-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Tokina 17 3.5, Min 28 2.8, Sig 18-125, Min 24-105, CZ 16-80, Min 50 1.4
price paid:350 USD (used)
positive:Sharp, reliable AF, solid build
negative:Man focus ring could be a bit wider but it's better than the old style.
comment:I had purchased a Sigma 24 1.8 and must have gotten a bad copy. I sent it back and got this instead. I'm much happier with this lens. I bought it to use mainly indoors with poor light. I trust the sharpness from f3.2 on up and will use f2.8 on occasion. At f4 and above, it's as sharp as anything I've shot with. I've given it a 5 for distortion because it does exactly what I expect a 20 to do. I do like to shoot wide and close so this lens is almost always on when I'm indoors.

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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