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

reviewer#44247 date: Mar-18-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Sony 18-135mm SAM
price paid:free from friend
positive:Very light weight. Very sharp. Too cheap on Ebay. F4.5-F5.6 is really not a problem with today's noise free high ISO's. My lens is like new for the record.
negative:Needs lens shade as a permanent fixture. Some C.A. but you have to look for it.
comment:Sharpness surprisingly good. All in all, a decent light lens that will produce a flawless 16x20 print.

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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