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

reviewer#6064 date: Sep-16-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:- Minolta 24mm f/2.8 RS
- Minolta 28mm f/2
- Konica Minolta 17-35mm f/2.8-4
- Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG
price paid:
missing
positive:- plenty sharp at f/2.8
- very sharp by f/4
- well built, more like a 4.5
- well-controlled distortion
- circular aperture blades
- light
negative:- front element's quite exposed
- tiny focus ring
comment:very easy to let your fingers touch the front element while manually focusing. problem can be alleviated with lens hood attached.

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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