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

reviewer#11545 date: Dec-15-2013
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:Minolta 70-210 mm F4 (beercan)
Minolta 28-70 mm F2,8 G-lens
Minolta 400 mm F4,5 HS APO
price paid:€950
positive:Sharp, already at F2,8
Beautifull colors
Amazing bokeh
Build is excellent
Fast (especially with SLT A77)
negative:Heavy
comment:My most favorite lens. The IQ is amazing even at full diafragm and the bokeh is stunning. I don't think I will ever part with this lens.

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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