Minolta AF 70-210mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by Russ

reviewer#6960 date: Feb-24-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Min 35-105 f3.5-4.5
Sony 100mm f2.8 macro
Min 710-210 f4 (beercan)
Min 100-300 f4.5-5.6
price paid:Can't remember
Weight (lack of)
negative:Occasionaly difficult to focus in low light.
comment:My all-time favourite lens, bar none. Very little identifiable distortion, I have never seen any CA from it. It's light, quite fast, and is great for framing. In my opinion this lens deserves the reputation the beercan actually has. My beercan is now for sale.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 64
  • sharpness: 4.29
  • color: 4.69
  • build: 3.98
  • distortion: 4.34
  • flare control: 3.89
  • overall: 4.24
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