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

reviewer#2140 date: Apr-12-2007
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
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:70-210 4.5/5.6 2(kit), Tamron 28-300, Tokina AT-X 28-70, 70mm Sig Macro
price paid:190.00
positive:Bokeh
negative:Long
comment:Nice lens and not as heavy as I would have suspected. Comparing to the Tokina, now thats a heavy lens. Sharpness- the lens is better than the kit and almost as good is the Tokina at 70mmF4 but the beercans bokeh is better so it appears to be better.Color is better on the beercan than the Tokina too. But the Tokina AF is faster. @70mmF4 the Sigma 70mm macro is on another planet than the other 3 and shouldn't really be compared. Anyways I think it's a good lens for the meantime as I save for the 70-200ssm.

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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