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

reviewer#4399 date: Nov-17-2008
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 own this lens
compared to:Nikon 180 2.8
Nikon 70-200 vr
Minolta 135 f2.8
price paid:839 USD
positive:Sharp, Beautiful bokeh, nice build quality,
negative:None
comment:Many have said that this may be the best lens Minolta ever made. I have to agree. The images from this lens have a special look to them that I have not seen from any other pro 2.8 lens I have used. This lens is tack sharp across the frame at any aperture. The bokeh wide open is absolutely stunning. Its small size and excellent build quality make this lens a pleasure to carry and use in the field. If you can find one, buy it!

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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