Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 G APO HS A-mount lens review by Rex

reviewer#12167 date: Mar-8-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:70-200G / 70-400G / 300G SSM
price paid:700 euro
positive:Very compact light lens. AF speed as fast as the 300G SSM.
Compatible with teleconverters 1.4X & 2.0X.
Compatible with AF Range on A77II & A99
Lens hood permanently on lens and very easy to slide back for storage. I wish they could build also the new lens hood like. this
negative:None
comment:I wish Sony could build this lens again with SSM but then we will complain about the price 2500~3000 euro I think.

This lens on A77II is AF speed demon. You can add the 1.4X & 2.0X teleconverter with little loss of image quality

This lens is a bargain for what you pay and what you get

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 80
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.89
  • overall: 4.92
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