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

reviewer#11779 date: Apr-19-2014
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 18-50 f2.8
Minolta 50 f1.7
price paid:$140 used
positive:-Cheap
-Rather sharp
-Colors
negative:-CA
-Slow AF
-Small zoom ring
comment:Another great lens for the price. Although you're not getting nearly the quality of a 70-200 2.8, you really do get amazing quality for the price. I do notice a lot of CA when shooting wide open, but that can be corrected in Lightroom easily. Not the fastest AF, but it gets the job done. Great lens if you're on a budget.

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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