Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by Blair7

reviewer#7319 date: Apr-20-2010
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:Beercan, Sigma 70-200 HSM, Sony 70-400G
price paid:$675 US
positive:light, fast and easy to handle
negative:I didn't buy one 30 years ago.
comment:I bought this on a whim (off eBay) and I wish I had that whim much sooner. This is an easy to use lens that will get a lot of use. It is so nice an light it makes it a pleasure to use.

With the A850 it is easy to crop and still have a beautiful photo. The sharpness is amazing.

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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