Minolta AF 70-210mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by Argote
|Argote#7552 date: Jun-11-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||SAL 1870DT|
Minolta 100-200 f/4.5
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
|price paid:||110 USD (used)|
|positive:||- Decent range|
- Nice bokeh
- Focus hold button is handy sometimes
- Nice apertures (for the price)
- Has focus range window
|negative:||- Rotates on focus|
- Lens cap must be taken off to remove hood
- Not so sharp wide open (but sharp enough)
|comment:||I replaced my SAL75300 with this because I wanted something with faster apertures.|
While it is not razor sharp wide open, it is workable.
It is pretty decent and lightweight, the finish goes well with my A200.
I do miss the extra reach (the 300mm) sometimes but more often than not, 210mm is enough.
This has much much better bokeh (creamier).
Id recommend this lens.