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

reviewer#1602 date: Jan-1-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
price paid:
Good Build.
Constant f4.
negative:Some bad CA wide open.
Rotating front element.
comment:A great telezoom, the best choice if you don't have the money for a 2.8.
INTERNAL ZOOM! I love that, that's why it gets a 5 on build even though the front element rotates while focusing.
Not the best colors and contrast, but pretty good, can be fixed in PP.
CA on large apertures is quite bad.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 397
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.56
  • flare control: 3.98
  • overall: 4.53
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