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

reviewer#4019 date: Aug-30-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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 70-300 f4-5.6 LD DI
Minolta 75-300 f4-5.6 big beer can
price paid:$165.00 USD used
positive:Great build, fantastic sharpness, decent autofocus speed. Pleasing colors.

constant speed aperture.
negative:heavy, my copy has a zoom ring with a bit of wobble (early model,CROSSED xx).
comment:What's left to say. You have to get one.

Images are crisp and very sharp right out of the camera even without PP, contrast is just where I like it

Color is very nice and pleasing to the eye. Focus seems to be reasonably fast and precise. stop her down a few stops and even at 210mm it is very sharp across the frame.

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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