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

reviewer#8936 date: Apr-17-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:
price paid:90GBP
positive:- Very Sharp.
- Constant f4.
- Good color.
- Good focal length.
- Filter size.
- For this price it is unbeatable and jusfiedly legendary.
negative:- Heavy.
- Hunting and slow focus.
- Color fringing.
- Does not balance well on A230.
comment:I have bought this lens from a dyxum member. Would I like to have an f2.8 at this focal length, sure, but I cannot afford it. This is the next best thing for me. I have tested this lense on flowers and some portraits, and I really like it. For me the problem is though that it weighs about double the A230 does, and with its poor grip, cramp in my fingers! Excellent lens though hand higly recommended in spite of its drawbacks.

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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