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

reviewer#5142 date: Apr-2-2009
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:Sony 70-300 G
Beercan
price paid:725 USD (used)
positive:Very sharp
Great bokeh
Good build
Focus limiter
negative:Discontinued
comment:This is an outstanding lens. It is nice and small, yet the build is professional. It is super sharp, and the bokeh is great. It has that Minolta G look to the photos, which is hard to describe, just like my 85 G D. A little bit of CA wide open, but not too bad. I have never tried the HS version, but I find that the autofocus is pretty quick for the "slow" version. You can't go wrong with this lens.

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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