Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by Guy
|Guy#10006 date: Mar-8-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 70-210/2.8|
Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX II HSM
|price paid:||620 EUR|
|positive:||+ Small and light for the focal length|
+ Built in hood
|negative:||- color fringing wide open|
|comment:||I actually expected more from this lens based on the reviews here.|
The sharpness wide open is NOT excellent. It is a little better than the 70-200 zooms, but not really by a lot. The lens of course shines from f/3.5-4 onward.
I like it's AF speed and the ability to use a 1.4x TC without much penalty on IQ, AF speed and F stop.
It's also a lot lighter and easier to carry around than a heavy 70-200. If I throw this, 135/2.8 and the 85/2.8 in my bag I'm better off in all regards.