Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by dA100vor

reviewer#2146 date: Apr-13-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.1
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:af28-105 f3.5/4.5
price paid:290AUD w/ new uv
positive:Oh so sharp
Zooming doesnt extend lens
Very quality built
negative:Auto-focus slow/hunts
eg. in darkness, with very close colours
(not really a negative, just considering certain conditions with lens)
comment:Found this lens in the camera trading post (forgot the name) and I went off the gut feeling and numerous reviews on here to check it out.
I felt the price was a bit too high, but there were two lenses in store so at least I had a choice. The lens I got doesnt seem like it was used much or at all.
And...
Its everything that the 100+ reviews mention and more. Sharpness, bokeh, build...

The negative above I would say just comes with such a lens... If the AF starts playing up just go to manual focus which is quite decent to use as well on the lens.
A classic lens for sure.

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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