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

reviewer#3019 date: Dec-2-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Tamron 17-50\2.8
Minolta 50\1.7
kit KM 18-70\3.5-5.6
Sogma 100\2.8 macro
price paid:$260
positive:Sharp from f4
negative:Slow AF
Rotating front element
Large and heavy
Some CA
comment:Nothing to add! It's a must have lens for every minolta\konicaminolta\sony fan!!!!! It is LEGEND!
I have got a crossed "XX" version))))))
In comparison with the Sigma 100mm, Minolta has yellowish tint, but focuses faster.

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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