Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by leonardo

reviewer#3313 date: Feb-27-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tokina AT-X300
price paid:EUR1030 (2nd h)
Vivid colours
AF OK on a700
negative:Slightly soft wide open
Tripod collar not detachable
Slow AF on D7D
comment:To me, a far more appealing lens than the whites. Optically identical to first generation white 80-200, at half the price for a 2nd hand lens. Bought this as a successor to a AT-X300 and it really pays off. Faster AF, even on D7D, better sharpness and colours.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 42
  • sharpness: 4.83
  • color: 4.88
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 4.81
  • flare control: 4.57
  • overall: 4.79
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