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

reviewer#7120 date: Mar-18-2010
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma 70-200 f2.8
Sony 70-200 f2.8
price paid:1000 USD
positive:As sharp as the Sony 70-200 f2.8, at a fraction of their price.
negative:Heavy, but thats normal for this kind of lens
comment:At 200mm f2.8, this Minolta 80-200 is much sharper than the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 that I tested with. Its on par with the Sony version, and cost so much lesser.

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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