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

reviewer#1235 date: Sep-26-2006
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:70-200 mm f4 Canon L
price paid:Ł470 (used)
positive:Good quality lens
negative:None
comment:I've owned this for some time, originally to use on a 9xi and now on a Sony A100, top notch performance. Bought used in great condition for about half it's original cost (I got my 9xi mint in box for a third its original price) about seven years ago. I've used Minolta from the 7000i onwards, untill I got fed up waiting for a digital version and went with Canon.

Update: continues service on my a900. Still have Canon gear as well. But I think the a900 is one of the best cameras I've ever owned.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 38
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.92
  • build: 4.79
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.82
  • overall: 4.89
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