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

reviewer#44042 date: Apr-3-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Tamron A001 70-200 2.8
Minolta 70-210 4.0
Minolta 100-300 4-5.6

price paid:US750
positive:Quick focus. Accurate focus. Smaller than many other 2.8 70-200mm, this makes it much more portable in my camera bags. Very solid metal build.
Without the hood it does not look like a super expensive lens.
negative:Noise and violent focus action.
Cannot find a local shop to service it if required. MFD is quite long.
comment:Like it a lot.

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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