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

reviewer#9800 date: Jan-17-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 24/2.8
Zeiss 24/2
Tokina 17/3.5
Zeiss 16-35
price paid:
Excellent construction.
comment:This is a great alternative to a 24mm.

I got this lens quite by chance (I wasn't looking for one at the time ...) and it has been quite a useful little optic.

It is sharp wide open (not absolutely perfect - but close enough hence 4.5).

Distortion control is pretty good for a super-wide, not as good as the Zeiss 16-35, but it's not in the same price bracket!

Overall, I'd be pleased to recommend this lens - get one if you can find one at the right price!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 59
  • sharpness: 4.38
  • color: 4.83
  • build: 4.68
  • distortion: 4.20
  • flare control: 4.07
  • overall: 4.43
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