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

reviewer#10692 date: Nov-11-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 70-210 f3.5-4.5
Minolta 75-300 New
Minolta 75-300 Big Beercan
Many other lenses of similar range/
price paid:53GBP used
positive:Sharpness
Colour
Build
Bokeh
negative:Heavy
Needs hood to combat flare
comment:At last, a copy of this lens worthy of its reputation.

Super sharp above f5.6 and gorgeous colours.

Well worth the price - quality optics

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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