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

reviewer#12054 date: Dec-9-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.3
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 18-250 DC HSM
Minolta 28-85 f3.5-f5.6
Minolta 50 f1.7
Sony SAM 18-55 kit
Sony SEL 70-210 f4 G OSS
Sony SEL 35 f1.8 OSS
price paid:$70 ebay
positive:Good reach, well build zoom lens that retains sharpness.
negative:Heavy. Lots of CA around bright subjects.
comment:Very good lens for portraiture close to 70mm

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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