Minolta AF 80-200mm xi F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Callam9774

reviewer#1367 date: Oct-31-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Tokina 28-70 ATX Pro. Sigma 75-300 APO.Minolta 135 2.8
price paid:Ł16
positive:I love the power zoom; light & compact.Well made.Good travelling lens to go with a wideangle zoom.Cheap!
negative: Manual focusing difficult;manual zoom next to impossible - no power zoom with tele converters.
comment:A surprisingly fun to use,cheap lens. Ideal to take on holiday to supplement wide angle zoom as it is light and compact. Very well made.

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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