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

reviewer#9047 date: May-23-2011
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Tamron 80-210mm
Minolta AF 100-200mm
price paid:75 Euros
positive:- Nice color
- well built
- really sharp only @f8
- Bokeh
negative:- big and heavy
- Slow & hunting AF, specially in low light condition
- CA
- Flare (OK with hood)
comment:We can read that lense is like a tank, indeed, it is big, heavy, slow and noisy, but nice shot !!

- This lense is a good one but too hyped, not a legend for me.

- Used on a Sony Alpha55.
- Do not expected to record video with that lense. The AF is too noisy.

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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