Minolta 200/2.8 wow

Started Apr 5, 2014 | Photos thread
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havoc315 Senior Member • Posts: 2,657
Minolta 200/2.8 wow

Just got the original version of the Minolta 200/2.8 prime.  Got a good price... the focus limited knob broke off, but the lens is fully functional.

I'm amazed by it.  Need to see how well it will work with a cheap teleconverter.

But it's razor sharp from corner to corner, at 2.8.  This is not the high speed focus version, yet the focusing speed is still just fine.   The only downside, it does produce bad CA in high contrast, but that's easily fixed in lightroom.

A 100% crop example, first the uncropped:

Now extreme crop:

Out of focus rendering is buttery, bokeh is extremely good.

I know if I got a 70-200/2.8, I'd be using it primarily for 200.... But this lens is a fraction of the size.

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