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

reviewer#1207 date: Sep-20-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:28-105xi
17-35(D)
price paid:EUR 200
positive:Powerzoom
Build is excellent
Overall sharpness and crisp colors
negative:Manual focus sucks especially with teleconverter applied.
comment:I got this lens for my Dynax 7xi, a friend purchased it in Singapore but it did not work on his Minolta 7000 camera (no surprise). I loved this lens and still find it great - now with my Dynax 7D. Downside is the xi lenses manual focus....that is quite a challenge for mind and patience especially if a teleconverter is applied and the AF is lost.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 9
  • sharpness: 4.11
  • color: 4.11
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 3.44
  • overall: 3.93
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