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

reviewer#7073 date: Mar-13-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Minolta 80-200/2.8 APO G HS
price paid:850 EUR (used, mint)
positive:Small, optically very good
negative:Has to be handled with care or paint goes out
comment:Very useful walkaround tele. The non-HS version focus is quick enough with A900 and I have the original 1.4x APO TC with it so it is actually faster 280/4 lens than HS version with 1.4x APO II converter.

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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