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sungnee

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Hello everybody
The 20mm is ranked the best lens in its class by Klaus:
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but it is also stated that distortion is "significant". If you look at the runner-up, distortion is "no". Naturally I am glad that Minolta got the top spot, but I don't understand it. Is distortion considered so unimportant?
 
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picturetaker

I also got the 20mm Minolta lense. It is the worst Lense I got. Not sharp up to aperture 8. This Lense is not worth the money. It could be it is a s&le from a bad produktion day. But for this money it should not happen.
 

peterblaise

Well-Known Member
> Fritz Müller (Picturetaker) wrote: I also got
> the 20mm Minolta lense. It is the worst Lense
> I got. Not sharp up to aperture 8. This Lense
> is not worth the money. It could be it is a
> s&le from a bad produktion day. But for this
> money it should not happen.

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Minolta AF 20mm f/2.8?

In my experience, a splendid, sparkling lens. This is the one I picked up in my first experiences of the MADM9 Minolta Alpha
Dynax Maxxum 9 camera when it was announced. It was like not holding a camera in front of my face the image was so
clear and accurate, and I saw exactly what I saw with the naked eye through the viewfinder. No camera. No lens. Just
image!

I'll take it! ;-)

Sharpness isn't everything!

Appropriateness is all, and if you want sharpness over other criteria (what are your other criteria, by the way?), you may
have to try something else (what will you try, by the way?).

Will you return it?

What will you try instead?

Now I'm using a new Tokina (Cosina made?) AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 and I'm pleased, but the additional 0.64 stops of speed,
no zoom range, and additional cost of the Minolta AF 20mm f/2.8 are inappropriate for me at the moment, though I picked up
a used Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 for a song recently!

I'm curious to see your images, though over the internet, "sharpness" is NOT assessable, eh?

Keep us informed on what you do with the lens!

Click!

Love and hugs,

Peter Blaise Monahon
Minolta Vivitar Tamron Fujifilm Ilford Kodak Adobe Hewlett Packard et cetera Photographer
peterblaise@yahoo.com
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Is it just me, or is there a language where "lens" is spelled "lense"? ;-)
 
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