Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by zoidberg
|zoidberg#4695 date: Jan-16-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony/Minolta 75-300|
|price paid:||90 EUR (used)|
|negative:||CAs wide open|
|comment:||One of the most lovable lenses you can own. This lens has been raved about everywhere, and it's almost pointless to add more to that. But one thing is certain: if you get hold of one, never let go of it.|
It has two downsides though:
1. Chromatic aberrations are quite pronounced wide open. To make things worse, they are blurred in character, making them hard to completely eliminate in PP. However, stopping down to f/8 almost completely eliminates the problem (and if it should be noticeable in a scene, it is very easily removed afterwards).
2. Like all lenses with many elements and old coatings, it is prone to flare - but mostly when the sun is in the frame. In normal shooting conditions, it isn't a problem.