Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 HS APO G A-mount lens review by SteveMRose

reviewer#11389 date: Oct-14-2013
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 70-210mm f/2.8 APO
Sony 70-400mm G SSM
Sony 70-300mm G SSM
price paid:approx. $1,200
positive:Super fast focusing.
Sharp Sharp Sharp.
Magnificent colors

negative:Heavy but can hand hold if braced well.
comment:Really great lens. Just got it and have used it a lot recently. One thing- might need micro-adjustment on the a77.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 97
  • sharpness: 4.88
  • color: 4.97
  • build: 4.94
  • distortion: 4.93
  • flare control: 4.76
  • overall: 4.90
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