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

reviewer#44360 date: Aug-26-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-135 SAM.
price paid:Gift
positive:Nice light walkaround. Too cheap: Should sell for much more.
negative:Short zoom Range.
comment:I see this lens being sold for less than $10.00. I received mine from a woman whose husband passed away. This is an extremely fine lens. It does everything well over the entire range of zoom and f stops. It pairs very well with my A65. Some C.A. but hard to see until you look for it. I really enjoy this little gem.

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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