Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by filipescu1007

reviewer#8895 date: Apr-8-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:
price paid:
positive:Amazing colors
Internal focus
negative:Slow and hunting AF
Rotating front element
comment:I felt like a true Sony/Minolta photographer mounted to my camera. This lens helped me with my "fear" of street photography (shooting strangers was somehow difficult) and I just loved being able to reach details around me that I could only slightly see before.

It is heavy, it hunts, there are CA issues but it's all worth the ride. I loved the colors and if I wasn't about to get the 70-300G, I would have bought a Beercan instead.

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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