Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by revdano1

reviewer#9518 date: Oct-22-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:sony, sigma, Tamron. same catagory.
price paid:825
positive:constent 2.8 aperture, solid build. Nice Colors, sharp.
comment:Wanted a Mid zoom lens with constant 2.8 aperture, and compared sony, sigma and Tamron, and wasn't satisfied with sigma and tamron and didn't want to pay the Sony price.

Found this Mint Minolta and have it on my A580 and it works very nice. Colors are nice, speed is ok (not great, but ok) and it does hunt at times. Its built like a tank and heavy.

I have found an nice lens that sigma and Tamron at the moment can't really beat. Its a nice lens to have.

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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