Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by filipescu1007

reviewer#8892 date: Apr-8-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Beercan
price paid:
positive:Nice sharpness
Fast AF
Size rather compact
Very good colors
Damn you look good with it!
negative:Annoying focus ring cover
Needs a grip for comfort
comment:I had to think about the negative points, you eventually get used to both of the ones I found and I ended up not even looking for the focus ring cover to use it after a while. It is heavy, so a grip would be useful, but the balance (or lack of it) isn't something too disturbing.

Overall, it might be the best lens I had the pleasure to use so far.

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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