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8.2 out of 10

Sony SAL-20F28

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Overall 6
6.0

Save your money

David G Dowell, Amazon
7 November 2014
  • Summary: It's not as sharp as I expected. I'm spoiled I guess. All of my lenses are ZEISS or Minolta/Sony G series. I have two lenses that are not ZEISS or G series. The Sony 16mm distorts the way I want. This is my least favorite lens due to quality, sharpness and vignette. Does well outside in bright sunlight. Not so well in low light. I prefer my 16-35 ZEISS. But I will keep this lens so I can say I have every lens in every focal length.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

DLStarr7 "DLStarr7", Amazon
22 July 2014
  • 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

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
1 February 2012
  • 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 10
10

Sony wide angle lens

tjflex2, Amazon
1 February 2012
  • 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

The same quality as Minolta AF 20mm RS 2.8 lens

Brian's dad, Amazon
1 February 2012
  • 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

Beautiful Photos

Aubrey L. Harns "Aubrey", Amazon
1 February 2012
  • Summary: My husband purchased this lens for my trip to South Africa - it did not disappoint. It captured some truly amazing pictures. Wonderful wide angle lens, crips photos, and doesn't even take up much space in my camera bag - I couldn't have asked for anything better!
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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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