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

reviewer#8853 date: Apr-1-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 75-300 F4.5-5.6 Big Beercan
Minolta AF 28-135 F4-4.5
Minolta AF 70-210 F4.5-5.6 II
Minolta AF 100-300 F4.5-5.6 xi
price paid:IDR 2.000.000 (used)
Minolta colors
Build like a tank
negative:Not a lens for rich people.
comment:Rich in detail with smooth, creamy out of focus area.
Crop? Please do. It is sharp enough for 100% crop.
Full? Please do. It is imbued with the great Minolta colors.
Baseball? Please do. It is 100% metal short bat.

The legendary lens, the gem lens. Peoples told you what it was, now, and then. For such price, you cannot get a lens better than this. Give it scratch, no lens hood, no cap, fungus, whatsoever, get one. Get one! And I meant it. AFAIK, no lens produce such a nice combination of bokeh, sharpness, and color better than this lens. A few lens my produce better sharpness, nice corner, good CA control, you name it, but remember, a photo is a whole, not a partial.
And you can call me Minoltard.

The only reason it is not the jack of all trades is it's range.

Oh, and last one, this one clearly not a lens for rich people. They use G.


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 397
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.56
  • flare control: 3.98
  • overall: 4.53
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