Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by cicaro

reviewer#10207 date: May-15-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 Zoom 75-300mm 1:4.5(32)-5.6
- Sigma - 75-300 F4.5-5.6 APO
- Minolta - AF 100-200 F4.5
price paid:20USD (Fleetmarket)
positive:- Good aperture
- Nice colors
- Sturdy/solid build
negative:- Heavy
- AF little slow
- Wish it had a closer close-up limit
comment:Used this on a daily basis until I got my hands on the sigma i compared it to. This lens is good no doubt, but the sigma lens is a pinch better and has taken the first place thanks to its greater zoom range.

For someone searching for a tele I would recommend the sigma, even if its harder to find, its more lens for the money!(on the other hand if you find a big beer can on a fleet market for nothing, get it!)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 397
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.56
  • flare control: 3.98
  • overall: 4.53
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