Minolta AF 70-210mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by paso144

reviewer#7489 date: May-26-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:beercan
big beercan
price paid:75 euro
positive:Sharp
Solid build
Weight
negative:None for the price
comment:Very nice successor to the beercan. IQ is comparable, sharpness is a tad less (when pixelpeeping). Build quality is in line with the rest of the 'new' range and plain good. Design fits the smaller sony bodies like the a100, 200 and 300 very well. If you aren't a sucker for the beercan range like me, choose this on and save some bucks and weight.

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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