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

reviewer#44130 date: Sep-4-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 SP 70-300 USD
Sony 70-300
Sony 70-200
24-70ZA
16-80Z
and more
price paid:$866 CAD
positive:Very Fast AF,
Sharpness
Metal build
Compact design

negative:Some CA on a strong back light.
comment:Nice Minolta color, build like a tank. Super fast AF on a99-II.
Got this lens on eBay from Japan.
Finally I figured out how to unscrew the tripod mount ring from Minolta 80-200 and add the rubber ring from old broken lens. This modification make the shot easy from the hand. Big plus it's reversible.

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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