Minolta AF 80-200mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by al tent

reviewer#3362 date: Mar-15-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
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 35-105
Minolta 50 1.7
price paid:20usd
clarity in the middle
Great built in lens cap
negative:a few soft edges at the ends
comment:Although a bit soft at the bottom and the top there is great clarity in the middle. (I don’t mind a little soft here and there). As with all other lens the more you use it the more you know it's uses. The range filled in a gap I had and did so admirably. Very underrated lens. I obtained this at a pawn shop for a small amount of money, for only twenty bucks. I highly recommend hitting the pawn shops to all you Minolta lens shoppers, I could not be more pleased.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 7
  • sharpness: 3.50
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 3.43
  • distortion: 4.43
  • flare control: 3.86
  • overall: 3.84
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