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

reviewer#45592 date: Sep-22-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Tamron 70-200 f/2.8.
price paid:250 USD + Trade-in
positive:Very sharp. Quick AF. Compact enough to carry around all day. Built-in lens hood that 'locks' when extended. Focus hold button.
negative:Not SSM. Hood does not 'lock' in closed position. Manual focus is tricky, very sensitive.
comment:I had the Tamron 70-200, but I was never happy with it. So I was able to trade it (+some cash) for this Mino 200. I'm glad I did. This lens is in a whole different league. Solid, all-metal build, so sharp! Very light and small for its focal length. Quick focus, but it is barely audible.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 78
  • sharpness: 4.98
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.82
  • distortion: 4.97
  • flare control: 4.90
  • overall: 4.93
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