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

reviewer#6761 date: Jan-16-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
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:24/28 Minolta's
Pentax SMC 28/35
price paid:$300
positive:Sharp
Fast
Color
Distortion Control
MFD!
negative:Costs Money...
comment:I got a good deal on this one, and the seller didn't even know it was the circular aperture RS, nor could I be sure before I bid...bonus.

I liked this one's photos so much that I went out and bought a new lens hood from Sony ($35 bux!) and some chunky 72mm filters for it...but per usual I prefer to "go commando" most of the time! I love the huge Minolta Branded lens cap, hehe ; )

I guess this lens spends the most time on my camera these days (I own 25 different Minotla compatable lenses) because I can count on it to shoot fast, no MFD issues, and it's REALLY sharp....really. My subject matter at the moment is a quick little guy who can change his expression 5 times a second!

Because of that I should probably sell my 24 and 28 but it's hard to do at these prices...

-Shootist

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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