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

reviewer#20404 date: Oct-31-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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:- Sony 55-200 kitlens
- Minolta 75-300 (silver version)
price paid:100 Euro
positive:- Build as a tank
- Sharp
negative:- Little bit soft at the end
- Big heavy lens
comment:Bought this lens when everyone was jumping the Minolta ship. Got this lens in mint condition.

I never use this lens, never shoot birds or other animals and as portrait lens I have other lenses. Was thinking of doing some animal photography and did a test of all the telezoom lenses I got.

It's sharper than the other lenses I got. However it has Bokeh/CA issues so you need to correct this in your post processing. f4 is ok, f5.6 is much better. At 200mm it's little bit softer.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 396
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.56
  • flare control: 3.98
  • overall: 4.53
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