9 out of 10 points and recommendedLightweight, SharpClunky AF
It's wide, it's small and it produces very good images. For the price on the used market, it is an excellent value. Minimum distortions and vignette. Recommended.reviewed December 31st, 2008
I sold the Sigma 20/1.8 and kept this one, primarily because of the size/weight difference, although it was a pretty decent performer too.
10 out of 10 points and recommendedFantastic 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.