Minolta AF 80-200mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by womprat4

reviewer#3519 date: Apr-26-2008
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:10 usd
positive:- small and light weight
- inexpensive
- built in lens cap is cool
negative:- IQ
- 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.

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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