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

reviewer#8051 date: Oct-5-2010
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:Sony 70-300G
Tokina 28-80 2.8
Tamron 35-105 2.8
Sony 50 1.4
Minolta 135 2.8
Tamron 17-50 2.8
price paid:500€
positive:Very good AF, great sharpness, great build. Light and small. Nice bokeh. Very good with tc 1.4x and even 2x.
negative:You can´t buy it new and it´snt very cheap usually. Hood can´t be locked when retracted. Weak white paint. Purple fringing at 2.8 in thin objects with hard back light.
comment:Fantastic lens, great with teleconverters, great sharpness, good bokeh, build, AF, flare control... Great.

My best lens, really a "black leg" as we say in Spain.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 80
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.89
  • overall: 4.92
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