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

reviewer#9384 date: Sep-3-2011
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:
price paid:590€
positive:The results. You point. You shoot. And you end up warm, personal pictures everyone will love.
negative:It's a schlepp.
MFD too long.
comment:Sharpness is not as tack on as my 100 Macro. Still i gave it a score of 5 since it has 5/5 sharpness for what you should use it for - people photography.
Indoors or outdoors, low or bright light, on APS-C this one gets you as close to your subject as you desire and renders very flattering pictures.

I can't compare it to the white model since I haven't used one. On a black camera it definetly looks better. AF is reasonably fast with my a55; howeser you can hear them wheels a turning and it's a real battery drainer.

Filming handheld with stabilisation and autofocus on will overheat your sensor in minutes :)

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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