Minolta AF 200mm F2.8 G APO HS A-mount lens review by nathan_68

reviewer#931 date: Jun-21-2006
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:Sharp
Fast focus
Light
Bokeh
negative:None
comment:This is my best and also favourite lens.
It's a G lens, that means wonderful colour, no distortion, sharp like a razor and that magic bokeh that I've seen only with G lenses. Everything as we can expect from a lens of this class.

Also, focus is very fast and the lens is compact and light. For me these are the most outstanding features. I can handle without a tripod an extremely fast, light and compact 200/2.8. The perfect lens for candid shots.
With its APO TCx2 it becomes a perfect 400 / 5.6.
And picture quality doesn't suffer at all.

It's a pity that it's not longer in production, even under Sony re-badging. If you can have one of this jewel, don't hesitate to take it.

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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