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8.3 out of 10

Sony SAL-20F28

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

DLStarr7 "DLStarr7", Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: My favorite lens - sharp, and excellent construction.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Reliability 8
8.0

Quality for the Price

illy, Sony
20 March 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens for my a99 body for the purpose of capturing indoor photography of subjects (head to toe). I found my 50mm f1.4 and a CZ 85mm f1.4 lenses are both great in low light, but I find myself really constrained when trying to distance myself from my subject (especially in a 10x10 sized room). With this 20mm, I can stand approx. 3-4 feet and be able to capture the full subject in frame. The issue is with the amount of light indoor shooting provides.
  • Pros: Corner Detail, DOF
  • Cons: F2.8 not adequate for indoor shoots, AF
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Overall 4
4.0

not sharp.

Gabriel G. Nunes "Gabriel", Amazon
16 March 2013
  • Summary: Went I buy a prime lens (and I like them very much and have dozens of it), you expect to exchange the flexibility of a zoom for the sharpness and lack on aberrations of this type of lens. This is not the case of this lens. I have tried everything to tell myself that I was using it improperly and that it could not be that bad, but it is. Unfortunately, it is not only less sharp than all of my other primes (some of which cost 1/3 of its price).
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Overall 10
10

The same quality as Minolta AF 20mm RS 2.8 lens

Brian's dad, Amazon
13 March 2013
  • Summary: This lens is identically the same as the Konica Minolta Autofocus 20mm f/2.8 Lens for Maxxum SLR Cameras which is a great lens. They are useable at f2.8, sharper at f4, and being wonderful at f5.6-f11. For sharper image with this lens, you may use the "front focus trick" If you have full frame A-mount camera, this lens is a must lens. Light fall-off is noticeable wide open, but is nearly gone at F/4. Coma is bad at F/2.8, but looks better at F/4.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent lens for low light photography.

redleg59, Ebay
2 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this lens used for a trip to France; I anticipated being in very old buildings with low light and no flash permitted. All of that turned out to be true and the lens performed very well. Notre Dame, for instance was dark with a great amount of detailed stone work, art work etc. I switched my camera (Sony A 350) to Aperture Priority and managed to get good pictures in spite of the lack of light.
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Overall 10
10

Ideal wide angle for full frame Alphas

pbphoto, Amazon
24 December 2011
  • Summary: I use this lens on an Alpha 850, and it's ideal for interior and exterior architecture as well as landscape. I should have purchased this lens rather than Sony's 16mm fisheye. The 16mm is fun, but the distortion only fits certain scenes and warp correction in Photoshop has its limits. The 20mm focuses very fast and is sharp at f5.6 and above. I mainly use a 24-70mm Zeiss, but the extra 4mm is really worth changing lenses when you can't back up far enough.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Value For a Super -wide Lens

Phil Sheridan, Amazon
2 November 2011
  • Summary: The Sony 20 mm F/2.8 makes a very good and relatively low cost super-wide angle lens. For most people, it's wide enough and fast enough. I would definitely recommend this lens.
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I would definitely recommand this lens

psstudio, Sony
24 October 2011
  • Summary: The Sony 20 mm F/2.8 makes a very good and relatively low cost super-wide angle lens. For most people, it's wide enough and fast enough. I would definitely recommend this lens.
  • Pros: Very Good Value For a Super -wide Lens
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Sony wide angle lens

tjflex2, Amazon
7 August 2011
  • Summary: I recently bought the Sony SAL-20F28 wide angle lens for my Sony A55 camera. I had Amazon ship the lens directly to my hotel room, as I was on holidays. As soon as I took it out of the box, I realized I was going to be quite satisfied. The construction, look and feel are superior. Then went outside with the lens and proceeded to snap off a few test shots. When reviewing them in my hotel room on my computer, I was very amazed at the clarity and crispness of the images.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Performance 10
10
Reliability 10
10

Very light, fast , good focus lens

PhotoNur, Sony
9 May 2011
  • Summary: This is a light weight, compact lens. If you are looking for wide angle, fast lens this is the lens for you. Photos come very sharp in low light condition using F/2.8. It is easy to carry around, good to take landscape photos as well as architecture. Comparing with Sony 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom Lens, vignetting at the edges and distortion is almost none. The bokeh is really nice on the background of your main subject.
  • Pros: Light weight, fast lens, no vignetting
  • Cons: loud snap sound
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