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

reviewer#1929 date: Mar-8-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
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:KM 75-300 (D)
price paid:150 usd
positive:Build Quality
Quick AF
comment:I have heard all about this lengendary lens the Beercan since i got my KM 5d and i wasn't sure what made it so good. I was selling something at a ebay retail store and someone had brought in an old box labeled camera's. So i opened it up and it was filled with minolta lens i spotted a 70-210 f4 box and i opened it up! It was brand new orignal manual in wrapper. I was in aww! The build quality was amazing and it felt right. We walked outside and i told him 150 and he okayed it. Great lens quick af. Sharp wide open and must have lens. Price has shot up lately due to sony but keep an eye out for a cheap one.

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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