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

reviewer#3787 date: Jul-2-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:80-200 2.8 APO G
70-200 2.8 SSM (Sony)
200 2.8 APO G
price paid:
positive:- Real sharp
- It's black
- Contrast
- Colours
negative:- Min. Focus Distance
comment:I wanted a black quality zoom. For streetphotography.

My 80-200 is too white to stay unnoticed on the street. Tried in for portraits also. Works OK, except for the minimal focus distance.

So I'm selling my white 80-200 owning the 70-200 SSM as well. One has to go, so it's that one, but it feels like selling my baby. But I'm sure someone else will be as happy as I was with this lens.

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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