Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 G APO HS A-mount lens review by GTjake
|GTjake#259 date: Dec-4-2005|
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|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 300f2.8 APO HS-G|
Exceptional image quality.
Value for money.
Built-in sliding velvet lined hood.
Standard 72mm filters are easy to get.
|negative:||No tripod collar.|
Does not take standard Minolta filter holders from 300/400/600 APO lenses.
|comment:||Simply an awesome telephoto.|
Image quality does not seem to suffer when used with 1.4X APO II teleconverter.
It's small(ish) size and moderate weight make hand-held shooting all day easy.
I have used this for portraits, motorcycle track day racing and airshow photography, all hand held.
It can be slightly intimidating for portraits, but the working distance and image quality available are a worthwhile trade off in my opinion.
I have been very happy with the performance of this lens even when shooting into the sun.
Basically, this lens can deliver results far in excess of my abilities.
Defiinitely a recommended buy for Minolta fans.
Bought new from B&H (for US$699! Ha ha)
I'd like to say something less than glowing about this lens, if only not to sound so one-sided.
The only thing I can think of is, it would be nice to have a tripod collar even as an after-market item.