Minolta AF 80-200mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by womprat4
|womprat4#3519 date: Apr-26-2008|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|price paid:||10 usd|
|positive:||- small and light weight|
- built in lens cap is cool
- build quality
|comment:||well, this isn't a lens to brag about, or to let other people see you using on your camera lest you will be forever looked down upon by your fellow shooters... ;)|
it's very compact and very light weight (due to low quality plastic build), but if you actually needed a quick and dirty 200mm zoom that could literally fit in your pant pocket, this is the lens for you. I have managed some fairly nice portraits with this lens, but shooting anything beyond 20 feet away will yield fairly disastrous results.
built-in lens cap is neat, and actually, considering I paid under 10 dollars for it, it's good value. there are times when a low cost, if-it-gets-wrecked-it-doesn't-matter lens comes in quite handy, and for that reason, it's not so bad.