Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (beercan) A-mount lens review by Andy81

reviewer#9602 date: Nov-16-2011
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-70 Kit lens
Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DC Macro
Tamron 55-200
Minolta 50 f1.7
price paid:GBP 82
positive:Sharp
Indestructible
Price
Constant F4
negative:Flare control
Slow AF (compared to modern lenses)
comment:For the price, this can't be beaten. Despite its age, it is very sharp and build quality is excellent.

Yes, it is heavy for its size, but it's not so heavy it can't be used as a walk around lens. Really pleased with my copy and will be keeping it for a long time.

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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