Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by hrstrat57

reviewer#11660 date: Feb-1-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Maxxum 70-210 beercan, 100-200, 35-105 orig, 100 2.8 and other Minolta Maxxum glass in my quiver.
price paid:$872
positive:White magic! Purchase ex+ rated used from KEH. This white beast has been lusted over by me since the 80's and I finally own one. Woo hoo! Only an original 85 1.4 eludes me now!
negative:Clunky hood and manual focus ring cover....expensive. Can be a bit dreamy at times at F 2.8. Not bad, excellent actually but not perfect.
comment:Fast focusing rocket ship here took me a bit of time to get used to it actually especially at f 2.8. I often bag this together with my Maxxum 100 2.8 macro as a tele pair in my bag....little escapes those two.

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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