Konica Minolta 200mm f/2.8 APO G AF
(From Konica Minolta lens literature) This compact mid-telephoto lens uses AD (Anomalous-Dispersion) glass elements, which provides apochromatic correction for top-quality images. In addition, its large maximum aperture enables shooting in low-light situations and its inner autofocusing element provides fast, precise focus adjustment. A focus-hold button is conveniently located on the side of the lens barrel, and adjusting the focusing range is easily done using the focusing range ring.
Konica Minolta 200mm f/2.8 APO G AF User Reviews
10 out of 10 points and recommended by Seagr112 (2 reviews)Fantastic Prime Telephoto, Fast, BuildNone
This is one of Minolta's best. It is relatively small for 200mm, fast and has exceptional IQ at all apertures. If you are seriously into the Alpha mount, you "need" this lens!reviewed December 31st, 2008 (purchased for $800)
Seriously consider this one over the 70/80-200's. Most of the time, you'll leave your zoom at 200mm anyway and this prime is lighter and less than half the price on eBay.
10 out of 10 points and recommended by shmchan (5 reviews)Sharpnone
Sharp, lightweight, fast-AF, among the sharpest 35mm optic ever produced. The color and the resolution are beyond words.reviewed April 26th, 2006 (purchased for $700)