Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by Pattok
|Pattok#27601 date: Jun-7-2016|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||- minolta af 50mm f1.4|
- minolta af 35-105mm f3.5-4.5
- minolta AF 100mm f2.8
- minolta af 75-300mm beercan
|positive:||- Pleasing to use|
- Build quality
- Sharpness stopped down
- Beautiful Color rendition
- Doesn't extend on zooming
- A bit heavy
|comment:||I take this lens when i want to do mainly portraits, but not only.I would always have it with me if it wasn't that long and heavy, for the weight in the bag and being a bit awkward when mouted on the camera and not taking pictures.|
I tend to use it on the long eng where sharpness wide open is good but not fantastic. It gets very sharp 1 stop down.
At 210mm and f4, unexpectedly i get gently swirly bokeh. At f5.6 it is very sharp and with buttery bokeh, great colors and contrast.
I very rarely notice flare, but i use it with the hood i had with my 75-300mm beercan.
I had it for 40€, it has cleaning marks (lots of thin scratches in the coating, only visible with specific lighting) that actually have no effect i can notice.
If I needed I'd happily buy one again for 100€ or 150€ in better condition.