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

reviewer#12021 date: Nov-5-2014
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 80-200mm f2.8
Minolta 400mm f4.5
Minolta 28-135mm
Sigma 24mm f2.8
Sigma 21-35mm
price paid:800 USD (used)
positive:Sharpness. Great at 2.8, outstanding from 3.2-16
Focus speed
negative:Not much--CA creeps in at times in high contrast situations, but PP easily takes care of that.
comment:Very little positive to add that hasn't already been said. The sharpness and clarity of images taken with this lens can be almost startling. At current prices, I am surprised that they aren't snapped up immediately!

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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