Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 HS APO G A-mount lens review by keith_h
|keith_h#39907 date: Aug-3-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||70-300 G SSM|
|price paid:||450 aud|
|positive:||Sharp, sharp, sharp, And fast focusing.|
|negative:||Heavy. My copy is cosmetically challenged.|
|comment:||Creates beautiful images. Demonstrates how good the top end lenses really are.|
In back to back comparison with the 70-300G sports shooting on A700, I find the 70-300 to be lighter and easier to maneuver and produce images of comparable quality in good light. With the extra reach of the 70-300, its more appropriate for different applications than the 80-200 which of course has the advantage of having a few extra stops.
It's nice to have a choice.