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

reviewer#10639 date: Nov-2-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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 70-210 F4.5-5.6
price paid:60GBP
positive:sharpness
bokeh
colors
negative:loud AF
big
heavy
comment:I own two, different ages, but both perfectly sharp and nice. The newest one has a bit better/lower noise on digital, it also has fungus on front elements, but the lens are easy to disasemble and clean even at home.
On my NEX7 it looks massive (with SLT adapter in the middle) but works well.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 396
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.56
  • flare control: 3.98
  • overall: 4.53
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