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

reviewer#2035 date: Mar-25-2007
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:Minolta 70-200/2.8 SSM G
Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX
Minolta 300/2.8 HS G
price paid:
positive:Optically and mechanically the finest prime lens I know. And still comparatively light and well balanced.
comment:It stays at home more often than it deserves. This is mostly due to the 70-200/2.8 SSM being such a superb lens. Even though its bigger and heavier, it's also more versatile as a zoom and doesn't noticeably lack in IQ against this lens, except maybe at f2.8 or f3.2. So the choice often goes against the 200/2.8.

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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