Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by awaken77
|awaken77#2363 date: May-26-2007|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||minolta 75-300/4.5-5.6|
|price paid:||270 USD (used|
|positive:||Sharp wide open|
Usable telephoto range on 1,5x crop
Internal zooming mechanism
CAs wide open
Prone to flare
Rotating front lens
Hood locking mechanism and lens cap
|comment:||I bought this lens primarily for portraits, to cover "traditional" 100mm and 135mm portrait telephoto range.|
I like it's nice bokeh and 3D-look of the image, which is especially good for close-up facial portraits.
However, it is not as good as conventional telephoto lens, for shooting sport or other fast action. AF is slow and chromaric aberrations are noticeable on some conditions.
Hood lock and lens cap are disaster. It is impossible to attach hood with cap on, and vise versa.