Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 G APO HS A-mount lens review by vutrungphong
|vutrungphong#7721 date: Jul-24-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Min 70-200G|
Min 50 1,7
|price paid:||775euro used|
|positive:||-Sharpness: super, sharp wide open. (sharper than 70-200G)|
-bokeh: butter creamy
-Color saturation : super
-Weight: when you compare this with a 80-200G or 70-200G, it 's a biiigggg difference. Hand-hold is sooooo pleasing.
-Build: you know this lens would serve you, your son, and your grandson.
This lens match so well with the 1,4x and 2x dedicated converter that I forget about the 70-400G.
|negative:||-Purple Fringing at F2,8 when it comes to extrem situation (black text on white background in sunny day)|
-noisy, everyone hears you focusing.
- the paint fall out easily
|comment:||I own this lens 2-3 years. Sold it, and then buy it again. |
I do lots of wildlife photos. Tried it with Min TC 1,4x and 2x, I'm suprised with the results, especially with the 1,4x on: the quality stay the same as with out.
So with this combo I would give up the flexibility of the 70-400.
With this choice, I have actually an amazing 200G f2,8, a super 300G f4, and a so-so-ok 400 f5,6.