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

reviewer#8858 date: Apr-3-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 70-200 F/2.8 HSM II
Sony 70-300 G SSM
price paid:
positive:Build quality
Constant f4
comment:I really like the beercan, it's a very nice lens that I will always recommend!
For the money, it's great value!
but it's an ageing design and you can see that when it comes to flaring and PF, but the sharpness is quite good (as long as you get a lens that's not been abused), it's a little large for what it is, but it's build really well! it always surprises me when i handle it.

Great bokeh in most shots, quite amazing.

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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