Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by seagr112

reviewer#2993 date: Nov-29-2007
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:80-200/2.8
price paid:800 USD
positive:Super Sharp
negative:Hood should lock in the retracted position but doesn't.
comment:It's all been said before my review. This one and the updated HS are Minolta classics and best in class. What I like best besides the IQ is that it is a much lighter lens than the 80-200 G. IQ is still superb with the 1.4x APO TC and this is a potent little pair when combined.

Focus is fast enough - not quite as torquey as the HS lenses, but no slouch. If it's small that you want, or you can't stomach the price of the 80-200 or SSM, then this is the go to 200mm lens for you.

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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