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

reviewer#1614 date: Jan-4-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:
price paid:189 USD (used)
positive:Constant f4 aperture
Very sharp in f8-f16 range
Beautiful bokeh
negative:A little soft at f4
Focus can hunt some in low light
Some CA in high contrast areas
comment:Beautiful lens, I have been very happy with mine. There is a little flare on into the light shots, but not really bad. Very little evidence of distortion. Good performance center and edge of frame (on APS sensor.)
I ran a test series (f4, f8, f18, f22 at 75mm, 130mm and 210mm, 100% crops)
Click here to view test.
For some real world sample shots, click here

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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