Minolta setting new standards with the new Minolta AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Apo G(D)SSM lens.
Minolta's new SSM lenses employ new supersonic-wave motor technology for quiet,
smooth AF operation, enhancing the performance of Minolta SLR cameras from the Dynax 7 onwards.
The AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Apo G(D)SSM uses nineteen finely crafted elements, including four AD
(anomalous dispersion) lenses, to virtually eliminate aberrations and curvature of field.
A circular aperture keeps the defocused image of point light sources outside the depth of field
round between f/2.8 and f/5.6.
Comparable to significantly few f/2.8 zoom lenses,the new AF zoom has the shortest minimum focus distance in its class.
Two DMF (Direct Manual Focus) modes exercise exacting control over the AF system.
Standard DMF allows the photographer to fine tune the focus once the AF system has optically locked onto the subject.
Full-time DMF enables the photographer to access manual focus control at anytime by simply turning the focusing ring.
A focus-range limiter reduces auto-focusing time. The Minolta AF 70 - 200mm f/2.8 Apo G(D)SSM lens has a preset range
function between infinity and 3m.
The entire lens is seated in a rigid mounting collar, enabling the lens to be attached to a camera support.
Two new apochromatic teleconverters have been designed for AF 1.4X Tele Converter Apo (D) and AF 2X Tele Converter Apo(D).
These simple accessories increase the power of the lens while allowing the use of the automatic camera and lens systems.
Using the 1.4X teleconverter creates the equivalent of a 98 - 280mm f/4.0 lens,
and the 2X converter transforms the lens into an amazing 140 - 400mm f/5.6 telephoto zoom,
fast enough to handhold with ISO100 film in broad daylight.