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

reviewer#2050 date: Mar-26-2007
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:100 Macro
600 APO
price paid:695 CDN New
positive:Very light, sharp, neutral colour. Fast focussing. Beautiful images from close-focus to use with APO extenders. Lovely bokeh wide open.
negative:Lens hood doesn't lock closed.
comment:This is an excellent compact all-around lens which has always given me great results with and without a tripod. A completely different handheld range when used with the 7D vs a900.

Examples can be seen at: http://web.mac.com/davidbannister

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania