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

reviewer#45823 date: Jan-21-2022
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Sigma 70-200 f2.8
price paid:£53.00 (used)
positive:Solid build
Sharp
Good hood
Good rendition
negative:Nothing
comment:I was curious as to why everyone was praising this lens in online reviews, until I got my hands on one. I was not expecting too much really, but the first time I used it, I almost thought about selling my 70-200.
The sharpness is stunning, even wide open, at all focal lengths. and it beats the 70-200 at f4. I will very rarely rate lenses this good, but maybe I lucked out and got the most perfect copy made by a genius!
If I want a couple of lenses for the day, my 35-70 f4 and this lens make the perfect partners.

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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