Seller: japancamerashop88 (846) 100%, Location: Osaka, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 274282761197 MINOLTA AF APO TELE 80-200mm F2.8 G HIGH SPEED ZOOM Lens Very good!! As a bonus, the Mamiya allows the use of the Kipon Mamiya-Nex Baveyes adapter to turn it into a 135mm f/2 lens. I have never before seen such a design but after you have figured out how it works it works well. It works but everything is manual …. It is an all-metal lens — even the hood is metal — and has great optics with fast autofocus. I am curious if you or anyone you know has compared the older MF and the APO. I still have it but rarely use it, so yes. I didn’t investigate this too far and just used manual focusing. Some paint off on thebody which is quite normal in Minolta G white lenses.lenss. I am personally interested in this lens, especially as vignetting should be less pronounced on fullframe I use this lens on a Sony a99 II and it is a dream come true from the past. I have no experience with it but here I would probably prefer to get a Canon lens as well because of the screw driven AF. Review by Klaus Schroiff, published July 2011. Since it’s a medium format lens weighing more than 1.1 kg, it is much heavier and quite bulky. It was a bad decision to buy both cause now I am stuck with both. Manual lenses on the Sony a7 – a beginner’s guide, 15 affordable manual lenses for the Sony a7 series, http://www.exposedmoment.com/2014/05/battle-of-200mm-on-a7-minolta-apo-high.html, Review: Canon EF 2.8/200 L II on Sony a7rIII - phillipreeve.net, http://www.pebbleplace.com/reviews/medium_format/mamiya_200mm_apo/page_1.html, http://users.monash.edu/~ckopp/Mamiya-Samples-200mm-f2.8-APO.html, Sony FE lenses: A comprehensive and independent guide, Guide to Macro Lenses for the Sony a7 series, Beginner’s Guide to Manual Lenses on the Sony a7, Guide to Adapters for Manual Lenses on the Sony a7 series, The Guide to Canon FD lenses on the Sony a7 series, The rated List of Minolta MD/MC Lenses on the Sony a7, Sony FE lenses: The honest Guide for the A7/A7II/A7III A7rII/A7rIII/A7rIV A7c A9, Guest Review: Pentax SMC FA 31mm f1.8 Limited, Close Focusing Distance / reproduction ration: 1.5 m / 1:6.2. Just click on any image to get to the full resolution version. Thanks for this detailed review. My testing conditions weren’t ideal because of the heat but the results are consistent with Bastian’s comparison and Photodo’s MTF curve none the less. Sony bought Minolta in 2006, thus Sony's DSLR-style cameras are 100% compatible with this lens. Minolta AF 200mm f/2.8 APO G HS - Review / Lab Test, 8 elements in 6 groups inc. 2x AD elements, focus hold button, focus limiter, compatible to converters. Sorry but it was actually the Leica APO-Telyt-R 3.4/180mm I was referring to. With the Minolta “White G´s” – 200mm and 80-200 HS and etc., you have an example where the performance with with my A77II and A99/A99II is absolute superior to the A6000/A7 with series with LA-EA4, when it comes to AF/accuracy – close to every single shot is razor sharp! So I bought both the Minolta 80-200 Apo High-Speed and the LA-EA4 adapter here during my stay in Japan. £298.61 + £29.86 P&P . Micro-af adjust is possible with the LA-EA4 but for a zoom harder and I couldn’t make the 200 2,8 AF consistently anyway. The autofocus issues would have disappeared on either an a99 or a99 II.. Maybe helpful to the few people who use this dead mount. ★ MINOLTA Minolta HIGH SPEED AF APO 80-200mm F2.8G A-mount zoom lens 254543116407 £59.94. All images are processed in Lightroom from Raw. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. Legendary Minolta G Zoom Lens Only photos taken by the Minolta 80-200mm High Speed APO G are to be submitted into the... See more. on the Sony A77 Mark II (ie 600mm out of hand), http://www.alles-im-bild.de/open_pictures_522312212582-Prachtlibelle(calopterygidae)_2018-278_1500px.jpg. At least on the Sony a7 series I wouldn’d recommend this lens for sport photography because the LA-EA4’s focus points are all very central and when I tried to track a somewhat distant flying gull it failed me most of the time. It also has a variable focus limiter and you can limit the AF to either 1.5m to any distance you like or from any distance you choose to infinity. MINOLTA High Speed AF APO 80-200mm f2.8 G Lens Sony with Case and Box #a1245 US $742.00 MINOLTA CLE film camera with M-ROKKOR 28mm, 90mm and Grip Shooting Tested #a1473 Minolta AF 200mm 1:2.8 APO G (HS) Ein legendärer Klassiker im α-System ist das AF 2.8/200 mm APO G. Reflexfreiheit, Auflösungsvermögen und Detailkontrast beeindrucken auf Anhieb. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Was in hurry and that’s never good…. Constant F/2.8 speed. I have a A7 ,the sony adapter( 4) and i have a minolta beercan 70-210 and a minolta 400mm f5.6, with the sony a6000 they worked fine but with the A7 they work but when my finger is not on the shutter button they keep on trying to find focus.(?). If that’s the black version then it’s pretty famous for its good optics, whereas the white HS is rather compact for a ~70-200 2,8 (as well as supposedly good optically). I’m considering upgrading for the AF, but given your comments on the LA-EA4 (I have that adapter + the A7R2) and those of others, the older MF 200 might be the better choice. For starters, it has a focus hold button, which can be changed to DOF preview on certain cameras. Mansur Çakır 8,604 views I was a fan of Minolta … formerly with the X700 and a MD Rokkor F 50 2.0, it was with this device that I took the slides. It feels very solid because it has an all-metal housing and everything fit’s tightly. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The Minolta AF 200mm f/2.8 turns in a remarkable performance here. Nikon Ai-S 180mm 1:2.8 ED: The Nikon is much more affordable and a pleasant to handle MF lens and it’s performance in the center is similar but it can’t keep up in the corners and has a longer short focusing distance. The front of the lens does not rotate so polarizers are easy to use. The focusing ring is turned by the camera if you use AF, to focus manuall you need to switch the camera to manual focus and I would recommend to dedicate a button to the AF/MF switch. Yes, the LA-EA3 (no AF) or the LA-EA4 (AF). Given the age of the lens, the lens is surprisingly good. Still, when it hits (or you manually focus it and hit) the results can be stellar, as this talented reviewer has shown. I found the Minolta’s bokeh to always be very smooth. For this lens only a A99 II would be a satisfying solution. Minolta 200mm f/2.8 High Speed Autofocus G ("Gold Series") Works with Minolta and Sony A-Mount (A55, A58, A77, A99, LA-EA2, and so on) Contact me if you wish to verify functionality with your exact model. Like this 200, I am looking forward to a pleasant experience with it. I have realised those objectives are very heavy and by using a tripod I am afraid the ring of the a7 might suffer of the leverage effect…..any comment on that?thanks! It is, of course, based on a metal body and a metal mount. ... the 80-200mm f2,8 APO High Speed G is gorgeous. Hi, MINOLTA AF TELE APO 80-200mm F2.8 G HIGHSPEED Out of Stock $ 728. I have already checked used prices today. A Chinese review site indicates the Mamiya resolves 64 line pairs per mm in the middle and 40 lp/mm in the periphery at f/8; it resolves 45 lp/mm in the middle and 32 lp/mm in the periphery wide open [2]. I primarily use this lens for shooting 220 MPH Indy Cars and with the 1.4x APO converter, it''s a nice affordable alternative to the 300mm f2.8 APO lens offered my Minolta for $3000+. I''m very happy with the build quality, sharpness, balance and AF speed. Constructed of rock-solid all metal body and built in metal telescoping lens hood with extremely robust rubber bumper ring around the edge. I didn’t try amy other Minolta AF lenses because of the annoying focus on the a7. Fully functional. If you're in CLOSE, working at a shorter length, though, any of the three models of the 70-200 f2.8 G SSM, whether Minolta, Sony, or Sony Mark II, is better. 19107471. せっかく色々レンズを持っているのだから、思うところを色々と書いてみる事にした。 第一回目に何を書くか色々と迷ったのだが、自分の中で初めて「よいレンズ」というものを意識した記念すべきレンズということで、minolta af apo tele 200mm f2.8で始めようと思う。 I was wondering about the 80-200 Minolta instead of the two of 200mm Minolta or canon for telephono lense thank you. There are some amazing deals on Minolta Apo 80-200 F/2.8 lenses on ebay, under $500. Would be good to hear if you tried this already. I doubt it’s this copy of the lens or adapter: http://www.exposedmoment.com/2014/05/battle-of-200mm-on-a7-minolta-apo-high.html. I often got sharp results, it wasn’t that it was consistently front- or backfocused. This lens was kindly borrowed to us from our reader David. Also didn’t notice that AF didn’t focus properly as Philip mentioned. You control the aperture trough the camera and the aperture is only closed the moment you hit the shutter which causes a small delay if you stop the Minolta down. I’ve heard and read about this model but bought a Minolta 80-200/2.8 APO HS today which was a stable mate of this prime. AF with the LA-EA4 is very fast (and a bit noisy). Just copy and paste! My results were not very consistent though. Thanks 🙂. These Minolta f/2.8 lenses come with a 80-200 millimeter zoom length, which is a varying length that can be altered manually or automatically, depending on the camera that is being used in combination with the lens. In the Alternatives section you mention the Mamiya 200mm f/2.8 APO for 645 medium format. I am new to this so maybe I am doing something wrong with my camera settings or raw image files. It also has a sliding cover over the focus ring to keep your fingers from interfering with the action, (it moves during AF), and locks closed by a simple twist, see product shots above. Your email address will not be published. Have a look at Bastian’s 200mm comparison to see how a truly apochromatic lens performs. No need to adjust anything in post processing. So I buy second hand AF 50 2.8 Macro for 90 euros in Japan. I tried the MD 50 2.0 on the Sony Alfa with an MD ring > NEX and extension tubes. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 【EXC+5】 Minolta High Speed AF APO Tele Zoom 80-200mm f/2.8 G Lens From JAPAN at the best online prices at … Axial CA is well corrected for a 200mm lens but the correction isn’t perfect. I really hope that Sony will release a LA-EA 6 adapter with the much better AF module from the a77II/ a99II which would turn the Minolta 2.8/200 into an even more versatile lens. Probably smarter to get a grey market Tamron 70-180mm 2.8. But any idea about coma ? The “High Speed” versions of the lenses of this era increased the gearing ratio of the AF gear inside the lenses. - sharp at f2.8. On my A6000, i have the same experience as you, AF/sharp-wise! Not everybody minds/notices, so you may actually score yourself a bargain. Focus speed is not really there but it may be due to the A7II body. I think the Minolta can work very well in a kit with a 24mm, 50mm and 100mm lens and I would choose it over a 4/70-200 most of the time. The results were all over the place. With some practice I managed to get consistent results focusing the lens manually but it wasn’t a very pleasant experience. I only keep the Minolta 200 2.8 APO because of it´s great image quality, the Minolta 100 2.8 Macro because I don´t need AF on a Macro and the Minolta 20 2.8, because in landscape photography 20 mm is a nobrainer. 9 aperture blades. Minolta AF Apo Tele Zoom 80-200mm F/2.8 High Speed Lens from Japan. I could work around it most of the time but not always. The 200mm f/2.8 APO G has a fairly complex mechanical design. This Minolta Maxxum AF 80-200mm f/2.8 APO is an excellent professional telephoto zoom. Minolta 80-200mm f2.8 G HS APO vs Minolta 70-200mm f2.8 APO G D SSM. For portraits you can isolate a person’s upper body completely from the background or even isolate the whole person from it’s surroundings. I have two hobbies: Photography and photographic gear. Maybe this lovely lens will come to new life with the new Sony LA-EA5 Adapter for E-Mount ? Unlike on Sony G lenses this is also visible via the corresponding "golden" ring at the lens front. Mamiya 2.8/200 APO: Being a medium format lens the Mamiya is quite a lot heavier and it has a minimum focusing distance of 2.5m but I suspect that it’s CA correction is superior. コニカ ミノルタ High Speed AF APO 200mm F2.8 Gのネットオークション。価格.comの製品レビューやクチコミを参考に、安くて良い製品を探してみてください! The flare resistance is good but not flawless. Usually you are fine but it won’t stand up to direct sunlight. I have the manual focus MD 200mm f/2.8. The broad, rubberized focus ring operates smoothly. Thank you and keep on the good work! Consequently the front element does not rotate during AF operations. It is a gem of 1980s design. NOW, it’s a bargain, too. Thanks – the MD version is easy to focus, which I suppose is obvious :). Sony a6000 + viltrox nex iii + Canon 70-200 f2.8 is mk1 Single Autofocus lens adapter test - Duration: 1:16. Can you explain me why this happens( if you know of course) and how to solve it. f/2.8: Very sharp across the frame, corners are nearly as sharp as the center. Your pictures of sheep and rock cliffs look incredibly sharp and I could never get this much detail on my A7 ii so far, too much pixelation. Because the bokeh is great and it’s sharp across the frame you aren’t limited in your composition but you should allow some time for the focusing. Just a general comment about your photos, they look so crisp even at very close zoom. You are right. ... Minolta AF 80-200mm F/2.8 HS-APO G Telephoto zoom lens • Film era • Discontinued ... Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. The first version you see in my images, released in 1986. I read your very interesting report on the 200 APO. AF with the LA-EA4 is fast but not very reliable and manual focus suffers from the short focus throw and very little resistance as well as the play of the focusing ring. There are alternatives. I used it quite a bit for landscape photography. ... *Exc+5* MINOLTA AF APO 80-200mm F2.8 G High Speed Zoom SONY A-mount From JAPAN. On the second generation of Alphas the image stabilizer is automatically set to 200mm which saves you some time compared to manual lenses. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. I wanted to ask you about the weight of the lense. Special thanks to Dieter Scherk for providing this lens for testing! This was one of my first prime lenses together with the Minolta 20 mm 2.8 AF (which you haven´t tested yet???? I’m wondering how it performs in comparison. Hi I am shooting with the a6000 which has fast af thank you, Hi LA-EA4 will it work with the canon 200 f 2.8 on my a6000 what adapter do I need thank you. Plus, toss in the availability of more reach with no penalty using the 1.4x teleconverter (I actually have the Sony) and it’s bliss. Learning the focus limiter by means of the manual (Kurt Munger’s site) helps a lot for fast-moving subjects. The following two tabs change content below. I suppose this is a good and very sharp one, Is this lens used with a full frame or crop sensor sony, I used the fullframe Sony a7ii for this review. You can use F2.8-F11 with no bad feelings. Alan: If the AF issue was consistent then yes. The Minolta lens belong to the "G" (Gold) series - a classification which is continued to be used by Sony to mark professional grade lenses. Your life will improve, I promise. The LA-ea4 just doesn’t compare. Hi, I have been folowing your site for quite some time , I enjoy it a lot. The lens was made to work on A-mount. [Exc+5 ] Minolta High Speed AF APO Tele Zoom 80-200mm f2.8 Lens from Japan A281. Is it worth the cost to use the APO 200 only in manual focus? In Germany you can buy it used for around 700€ at ebay.de (affiliate link).Â. The 200 f2.8 is very agreeable to manually focus with plenty of travel-somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty degrees of travel. An online review says the Mamiya is sharper than the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II and the Canon EF 135mm f/2 L [1], which is impressive considering Bastian’s very positive review of the Canon 200mm lens. In the Sony A-Mount it is hard not to come across this lens, since it is some kind of a “legend”. Both the LA-EA4 and LA-EA3 have their own tripod mount so you don’t need to worry about the leverage effect. The AF seems to work great, very fast, maybe “noisy” as people call it, but the pictures are always sharp. Pros: --compact for a 200mm 2.8 lens, short enough to get into many pro sports venues without credentials. Sold: Minolta 200mm 2.8 High Speed AF APO Minolta 200mm 2.8 HS APO: Item Sold Price: $370.00 Payment method: PayPal Item condition: 9 Shows signs of use, but very clean Shipping instructions: US Shipping Included Really nice lens. The full aperture series can be found in my flickr Zeiss Makro-Planar 2/100 album. Thanks for the review. Had to send it back, quite a shame as everything else was perfect. Compatibility: for the most part, the Minolta AF teleconverter II APO 1.4x is fully compatible with the Minolta 200mm F/2.8, 200mm F/4 macro, 300mm F/2.8, 300mm F/4, 400mm F/4.5 and 600mm F/4 including all HS-APO G models of each lens. Another problem is as Phillip mentions that the AF points are clumped in the middle as the AF module is the SLT A55’s or something akin to it. I can confirm this – bought the lens a while back for portraits with LA-EA4, but AF on the eye was quite random and could not be improved by microadjustment. - focus is very accurate, although not as speed demon as SSM but very close negative: - strong CA at f2.8 since it's not designed for digital - hood does not lock when not extended in use position. I don’t mind the last. what do you mean by pixelation? Minolta 80-200mm f/2.8 high speed AF APO SONY SLT-A99 www.zhukvs.com Glass is free of any scratches, haze, or fungus. Minolta High Speed AF APO TELE 200mm 1:2.8 (32) positive: - Perfect lens. The noise emissions are fairly high though. The Minolta uses an IF-design so it doesn’t extend when focused closer. Lateral CA is correction is good but not perfect. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I will post a link to a few photos later. Focusing is not smooth but results are fantastic on still subjects: no backfocus, no light stealing mirror. Also depends on your camera. At f/2.8  vignetting is moderate at about 1.3 stops, and barely noticeable (below 0.5 stops) from f/4. Hopefully I can still comment & ask a question on this older review. MINOLTA AF TELE APO 80-200mm F2.8 HIGH SPEED for SONY Refurbished What particular flaws regarding the AF should I look for? Just set it on F11 and infinity (or a bit bevore infinity) and you are good. Optically the Minolta’s performance is stunning, even by today‘s standards. Weight: 790g + LA-EA5. This version has “High Speed AF APO 200mm” written on the lens shade. First I have used it with my A57, but on full frame, it really shows its potential. I will say that what shots were in focus were potentially very good. The Minolta HS 200mm f2.8 is a fantastic lens for sports or portrait photography. Details about Clear lens Minolta AF APO TELE 200mm f2.8 High Speed G Sony A mount from Japan See original listing. I bought Minolta AF APO 80-200mm f/2.8 HS (High Speed) and Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 USD (“VC” for Canon/Nikon), bought them for my Sony cameras in hopes I would sell one of them and keep only the best. I do see a bit of a bluish halo on some objects at the frame edges. Loving life here. The Minolta AF 2.8/200 usually sells for around $550 used at ebay.com (affiliate link).  For instance Minolta APO HS 200mm F2.8. The images were always sharp to the pixel limit. The Minolta lends itself to a wide range of applications. Mount: Minolta/Sony A. If you nail focus results are great but focusing can be a challenge and I had quite a few images with less than ideal focus which I would have nailed with a good manual lens. The Minolta AF 2.8/200 has the reputation to be one of the best if not the best lens Minolta ever made. It’s good to have a couple of own experiences and doubts verified so cheers for this review. Description ※Condition Rank Explanation New New Condition Mint Mint Condition Exc Excellent Condition VeryGood Very good Condition Good As-Is Condition Cosmetic condition ・There are some light scratches … Fast speed. This lens was kindly borrowed to us from our reader David. It is, of course, based on a metal body and a metal mount. The Minolta AF 300mm F/4 APO G has some useful features on it. Relies on in-camera autofocus motor. And a lot of people are talking about the f3.5 because it’s good performance for astrophotography. I imagine you’ll need to use the AF micro adjust setting on the A7 to get it to play nice. The image quality with the a99 II and the 200G is startling. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. The Minolta lens relies on the conventional screw-driven AF operated by the camera. But after playing around with my A7ii, and zooming to same level I noticed it’s just my skill level, my plastic kit lens, and how my desktop viewer renders the jpeg. The latest version with Amazing image quality. Now I use it with the LA-EA3 and my A7II. Especially the HS is known for its violent AF..it depends on what you are used to and like, if you’ve already experience with the early days of AF and don’t mind them then the only possible issue would be the slight shutter delay that the LA-EA4 introduces. However, it also features a telescope-style build-in lens hood which can be locked. Thus, the “violent” refers to the sensation in the hand when you feel the torque being applied to the gearing for focusing. Both seem to work great, don’t mind the “violent” AF and didn’t notice a shutter delay from the adapter. That´s true. It was the Hi-Matic E. With regard to this 200 f2.8, if you have an A mount camera, get one. Thanks! Great article as usual! But not with a proper A-mount camera. I have started using the Minolta AF 200 f2.8 APO with the LA-EA4r. When everything is made to work together with no adapters, there’s less lag in all operations. These cookies do not store any personal information. Yes, this is a benchmark lens especially if the reviewed lens has the word “APO” in it. Then you would have a good AF with outstanding optical results. Minolta 2.8/200: ~500-700€ Which is better? Item information. I simply love this lens. MINOLTA AF APO TELE 80-200mm F2.8 G HIGHSPEED for SONY A Mount Tested Ex - $1,036.92. There were three, optically identical, versions of this lens. But I’m completely new to this so it may not be high quality. CA are corrected well but certainly not perfectly. Its a well respected 80-200mm, nicely … Other reviews state that autofocus can work correctly with this combo using special settings on A7. 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