Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 G APO HS A-mount lens review by 800si

reviewer#1498 date: Dec-2-2006
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 135mm f2.8
Minolta 70-210mm f4 'Beercan'
Tamron 70-210mm f2.8 SP LD
price paid:$600 CDN (used)
positive:- Everything!
negative:- Zip, nada, zilch!
comment:I just found a mint condition lens recently and had to pounce on it, and....Holy s**t, this is without a doubt the sharpest lens I own aside from my Leica titanium 35mm f1.4 Summilux! Wow, just wow...the 'beercan' is phenomenal, but this is on another level. My Tamron 70-210 is super sharp on my 35mm film bodies, but it has monstrous CA on the 7D. I shall have to do a direct comparison between the three.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 81
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.88
  • overall: 4.91
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