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

reviewer#9103 date: Jun-7-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minnolta 85mm f1.4
Minolta 50mm f1.4
Sony 50mm f1.4
Minolta 28 f2.8
Minolta 50mm f1.7
Tamron 17-50mm f2.8
Sony 17-70mm (kit lens)
price paid:150 USD (used)
positive:- color
- sharp
- good bokeh
- price
negative:- heavy, very heavy
- slow forcus
- noisy
comment:With its price, it's very good for tele-photography. It's good for portrait as well when you stay far away from subjects. But you need strong hands, it's quite heavy.

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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