While “native” native lenses are preferable most of the time I have had very good luck with AF adapted film lenses. In addition to the Techart TA-GA3 I wrote about for KEH I have also enjoyed using the Sony LA-EA4 A mount adapter. One lens I first had a hard time parting with the money for was the Minolta Maxxum 20mm f/2.8. But then I realized that it was good enough that Sony basically rebranded it as is today new. Then I looked at other similarly spec’d lenses for Sony and other brands… And then I went back and bought it hastily from yon local camera shoppe.
So the rest will be short. This lens is awesome. Just like every other Minolta lens I have ever used so there are no surprises here. The run down.
- A fast focuser with the LA-EA4.
- Awesome colors.
- Well balanced.
- Internal focus.
- No distortion that I can see.
- Has lightroom lens profile so that is nice.
- Fairly close focuser.
If you are so inclined I highly recommend this lens.
Here is an ongoing gallery and below are some samples.