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

reviewer#9946 date: Feb-18-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 28-105 3.5-4.5
Minolta AF 70-210 4.5-5.6
price paid:65 EUR (used)
positive:lightweight
color
nice bokeh
budged-priced
negative:serious zoom creep
slow AF
comment:I used to own the Minolta AF 70-210 4.5-5.6 in film era. On my A700 I use the 70-210 3.5-4.5 until I'd pay for a Sigma 50-150 2.8 on APS-C or a Tamron/Sigma/Sony 70-200 2.8 on FF.

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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