Minolta AF 20mm F2.8 RS A-mount lens review by dyxum787
|dyxum787#44184 date: Dec-3-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
Jul 12, 2016
Great lens for full framers
If you use a full frame digital camera, you know finding a wide angle lens with greater field of view than 24mm can be difficult and expensive. For Sony a mount users (a99 for example) this lens is a dream come true. It is pretty much the same as the Sony version, but if you look you can find the Maxxum version for lower price.
I have only used this lens a few times, but it does a very good job. I like to shoot in aperature priority and stay around f8 or f5.6 whenever I can. The images are pretty good even wide open at f2.8. They are even better at f5.6
|negative:||lens sold not as "excellent"|
the lens is obviously couldn't be described as "excellent"
some light but obvious scratch on the front glass
one obvious dent on the filter ring
not as the one i preferred
|comment:||I had this lens on my wish list for a couple of years. Since I prefer prime lenses to zooms, this one fills the gap between my 14 mm ultra wide and my 30 mm wide-normal in my Sony A-mount (APS-C) kit. The images that I have gotten with it are acceptably sharp for my needs. I would not recommend it, though, for professional use because of its plastic body. |
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So far I have used it for close-up, non-macro photos of flowers. It does a good job of stretching the distance behind the subject while keeping decent depth of field. I still look forward to using it for landscape work. Although I know that there must be some distortion in my images using the lens, I haven't noticed it because I haven't photographed any buildings with it. That's another thing I am looking forward to.