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

reviewer#8888 date: Apr-8-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:100-200 F4.5
price paid:280 SGD
positive:+ cheap ( can't deny it )
+ solid metal built
+ sharp even at 210mm F4
+ wouldn't extend when zooming
+ 55mm filter size
negative:+ rotating front element
+ a bit too long
comment:the 100-200 sharp at 100 but goes soft as it reaches 200mm. I shoot my pet dog with this at 210mm wide open and it produces sharpness that make me goes "wow". are you sure this lens is more than 20 years old ?

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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