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

reviewer#6349 date: Nov-9-2009
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:- Minolta 24mm f2.8
- Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
price paid:300 Euro
positive:- sharp
- light
- fast
- great build
- low distortion
negative:- soft corners wide-open
- vignetting wide-open
comment:Got this mint condition 2nd generation 20mm to fill the wide-angle gap that opened up after moving to full-frame.
It's performing very well on the a900. Center sharpness is very good. Stopped down to f5.6, corners are getting sharp, too. At f11 there is nothing to complain about, great sharpness corner to corner.

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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