Minolta AF 80-200mm xi F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by derekw
|derekw#10721 date: Nov-22-2012|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
Sigma 70-210 UC f4-5.6
|price paid:||20 GBP used|
|positive:||Sharp, even wide open|
Flare - needs hood
|comment:||Cannot understand the mediocre reviews for this lens.|
Sharp at max aperture and sharpness improves with stopping down to f8/9. It id disappointing that from being sharp wide open it never achieves 'razor' sharpness as one might expect. Still, it is a nice sharp lens.
No issues on colour - Minolta!!
Build is only compromised by the plastic mount, but it is still solid after 20 or so years.
No noticeable distortion.
Needs a deep hood to combat flare.
For the price a bargain lens, but no Beercan. Way better than the Sigma.