Minolta AF 70-210mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by tekwizard

reviewer#26533 date: Mar-27-2016
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Beercan, Tokina 100-300 F4
price paid:20 €
positive:Weight, cheap, focus hold button. Sharp at long end and stepped down also at short end.
negative:Manual focus is difficult and not smooth.
comment:I got this as a bycatch with some other lenses, so the purchase price is estimated. At the shorter end it is quite soft but reaches beercan sharpness stepped down. At the long end this lens is comparable with the beercan at F4.5. However stepped down at 200mm it is getting less sharp so there might be some focus shift.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 63
  • sharpness: 4.29
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 3.97
  • distortion: 4.35
  • flare control: 3.89
  • overall: 4.23
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