Minolta AF 20mm F2.8 A-mount lens review by Bob J

reviewer#12171 date: Mar-10-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 19 on APS-C, Zenitar 16, Minolta 24 AF
price paid:gift
positive:Very wide on full-frame. Very well suited to filter use. Rear element focusing. Built like a tank.
negative:People can start to look a bit strange in the corners but only the sort of distortion one would expect from a rectilinear lens.
comment:Lovely wide rectilinear lens, snappy focus. Replacement lens hoods not easy to find.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 58
  • sharpness: 4.39
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.69
  • distortion: 4.21
  • flare control: 4.07
  • overall: 4.44
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