Minolta AF 80-200mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by alex66

reviewer#741 date: May-1-2006
sharpness: 2.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.3
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Tokina 70-210 sd Tamron 18-200 Canon 100-300
price paid:
positive:Well cheep I paid less than Ł20 for this including p&p light weight
negative:Slow, not extreamly sharp (but good for portraits)
comment:I picked this up for peanuts off ebay, its not a bad lens but not a great lens either. I dont think its as good as the Tamron 18-200 but it is better than the Canon 100-300, Sorry havnt used the Tokina properly yet. Its slightly soft but that lede its self nicey to portraits. The lens cap arrangement is cool though

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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