Is the Minolta 80-200 still worth the investment?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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retrofuture New Member • Posts: 16
Is the Minolta 80-200 still worth the investment?

I am on a hunt for a fast zoom lens for my A77.
I can't, and don't want to, afford the Sony G/Tamron VC 70-200, so I am looking in the "outdated line".

Some lenses to consider:

-Sigma OS/HSM (I believe the older one is a better investment on Sony?)

-Tamron without VC

-Minolta 80-200, white

Since I already had the Tamron on a A100 a few years ago, I am a bit worried that it will be still slow in focusing on my A77.

So back to my main question, should I invest the extra money in the Minolta? Is it as sharp and fast as the Tamron VC (or at least near..?)

Some say it's better to think about buying the Sigma over the Minolta? Any help?

 retrofuture's gear list:retrofuture's gear list
Sony SLT-A77 Sony 50mm F1.4 Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM +3 more
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Sony SLT-A77 Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
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