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

reviewer#5344 date: May-4-2009
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:70-200 SSM
80-200 HS
price paid:$850 (used & mint)
positive:Very Sharp
Beautiful colors
Great bokeh
Compact for an f2.8
negative:Minimum focus
comment:I had a chance to obtain a really nice example and the lens performs beautifully. Praises given here are accurate. A bargain too. Too bad the close focus is not a little better, but I can live with it. NICE.

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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