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

reviewer#1499 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 own this lens
compared to:300/2,8 HS APO G
price paid:700EUR
positive:sharp, lightweight, size
comment:Well... what to say?
this is my favorite lens. Very sharp, and the weight is perfect. All day walk around lens. Crops are possible at high quality. This is ultra fast lens. Faster than 300/2,8 HS on my 7D. The colors are beautiful together with contrast.
I had 300/2,8 HS APO G before. But this one I like more. Because it is always with me :)

Update: this is IMHO the best minolta lens. Even I dont like the way the hood is free of move, when not used. Should be great to be able to fix it somehow.

Edit: After trying this lens on the A900 body, I have to say, that this lens is exceptional, and works perfectly!

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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