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

reviewer#7874 date: Aug-27-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:100-200 f4.5, 70-210 Beercan
price paid:150 USD
positive:Very light weight, nice on APS-C cameras.
negative:Not that good on FF, sharpness in corners week wide open, needs to be stepped down 2-3 steps.
comment:This is much better on my APS-C 7D then on the FF A900. Did not like it on FF as corners beecame unsharp and some distortion also.

On APS-C cameras it is another history, there it is fast with little distortion and gives nice picktures.

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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