Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by wross

reviewer#10558 date: Oct-4-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 80-200/2.8
Minolta 70-210/4
price paid:
positive:Very light.
IQ scores a perfect "10".
negative:Fights for focus in lower light.
comment:The unsurpassed image quality of this lens is enough make it a must have. The lightweight design sweetens the deal. Sony has resurrected some old Minolta designs, but not this one yet. I think they're really missing the boat here. This is s must have lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 39
  • sharpness: 4.94
  • color: 4.90
  • build: 4.77
  • distortion: 4.92
  • flare control: 4.79
  • overall: 4.86
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