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

reviewer#1826 date: Feb-13-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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:99 USD
positive:Very sharp
Great saturation and contrast
comment:Another vote for the beercan. I picked one up for $99 in excellent condition at a local photo store despite the recent price increases. I opted for the beercan over the 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 after finding several tests that showed while center sharpness between the two is about equal, the beercan is much sharper in the corners. No regrets over the increased size/weight (which is not that bad) - after my first set of pictures I am sold!

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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