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

reviewer#9140 date: Jun-16-2011
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:Beercan
80-200 APO HS G
price paid:900 USD
positive:Build quality, like a tank.
AF speed is good
Internal focusing and the sharpness!
negative:Heavy, but that can be possitive as well. Nothing else
comment:This one is one of the best! Same as the white Minolta AF 80-200 APOmm HS G(preowned)except for the AF speed, nothing that normaly bothers me on my A700, maybe a litle bit loud when focusing, but... The upside compared to the HS G is that this one is black, not drawing so much intention to it. And compared to the beercan, no match at all! Not saying that beercan is bad, but this is stepping up at least 2-3 steps i quality all over the spectrum. It´s wonderful! This is a keeper!

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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