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

reviewer#11142 date: May-25-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:75-300 (Big Beercan)
35-105
price paid:125 GBP
positive:Sharp, good colors
negative:Heavy, MFD
comment:I have had some mixed results with this lens. Some of the shots have been very sharp but some have not. I would blame it on auto focus and sometime you don't realize that MFD is a limitation. With center crossed focus it works effectively but not with other focus points.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 389
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.79
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.56
  • flare control: 3.98
  • overall: 4.53
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