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

reviewer#5193 date: Apr-8-2009
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:minolta af 28mm f2.8
minolta af 28-135mm f4-4.5
price paid:350 usd used
positive:Sharp, good build quality, good colour.
negative:big filter size, sometimes backfocus, hard to grip the manual focus ring. huge lens hood.
comment:i haven't use the lens for an architectural photo, so i cannot comment on the distortion. i found this lens is quite sharp, sharper i feel than the 28mm, but less sharp from the 28-135mm. used it in some wedding photos, nice to have f2.8 at 20mm.

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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