Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by Simeoni
|Simeoni#44384 date: Oct-11-2019|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D|
Sony DT 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
Minolta AF 35-80mm F4-5.6
Minolta AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 APO
|price paid:||Birthday Present|
|positive:||Built like a tank.|
Super cheap long lens.
Sharpness (for a 1980s lens).
|negative:||Weighs like a tank.|
Loses detail in the distance at the long end.
Fair bit of CA on my copy.
|comment:||My parents bought me this lens with a Minolta Dynax 3000i and a Minolta AF 35-80mm F4-5.6 for my 16th birthday back in 1997, kindling my interest in SLR photography and cementing me to Minolta / Sony Alpha right up to the present day. I may therefore be a little biased, but I love this lens. It took great photos on the Minolta body, and continues to do so on my Sony A65v. My copy is the old one with the metal hood. This is my favourite lens, even though I now have newer lenses with modern coatings and tech, and which arguably take better photos.|