Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 HS APO G A-mount lens review by WestCoastCannuck
|WestCoastCannuck#16310 date: Jul-16-2015|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 35-105 original|
ZZ 85 1.4
ZA 135 1.8
Sigma 50 1.4 (not the art lens)
|price paid:||$800 CAN used|
|positive:||Super sharp - even wide open.|
Most pleasing colour of all my lenses.
|negative:||Focus hit or miss in low light.|
Flare control OK, but not as good as newest lenses.
Screw drive focus fairly loud.
|comment:||This is my most favourite zoom lens. The colours I find truly fabulous for sports and street shooting. Its very sharp with great bokeh. I just love it on my A99 and often elect to forgo wide angle and use it as my main lens for a days outing. (With a Canon G1x for everything else.) I have twice used this for different 2 day events alternating the days with my ZA 135 1.8. Though of course the Zeiss made some special magic, so did the 80-200 2.8. I was equally happy with the images from both lenses. I have owned 2 copies. Both excellent. Highly recommended. If the right deal comes along, I may try out the Sony 70-200 one day.... but I am not at all sure I will choose it after comparing them. ;) I got mine at a screaming deal.. but I think it is worth what they go for. :)|