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

reviewer#9935 date: Feb-15-2012
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:Sony 11-18 DT
Sigma 18-250 HSM
price paid:450
positive:- Sharpness (with some reserve)
- Bokeh
- Lack of distorion
negative:- Focus accuracy
- Microcontrast (I think)
comment:My first impression was not so good, but after some real use I started to like it very much.

I like the drawing style and the bokeh of the lens, and the fact that in real life situations it doesn't show that much distortion.

The lens is IMHO sharp, but it lacks some microcontrast to help in the sharpness aspect.

I mainly use it on an A700 but I have tested it on film.

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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