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

reviewer#9015 date: May-13-2011
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:160
positive:great colours
great sharpness at 70mm
amazing bokeh
great portrait lens
negative:not much
comment:This lens is the best bang for your photographic buck. It has everything going for it. Even on a full frame, it barely has vigneting at f4 and the colours are amazing. The zoom ring on my copy is very loose, but i don't find that to be too disturbing. Focus is sharp and accurate on my a850. The guy i bought it from even gave me the original leather minolta case in mint condition. There's nothing better than that feel of a classic lens. Can't get anything better for this price period. Great portrait lens.

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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