Minolta AF 70-210mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by britdaveg
|britdaveg#8959 date: Apr-23-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||The legendary but over hyped & overpriced Beercan|
|negative:||Horrendous Zoom creep|
Need's a hood
|comment:||I bought this to replace my beercan which I glady sold off, if you read my beercan review you'll see why.|
In A nutshell this is faster than a beercan at the short end and although slower at the long end, it is sharper than a beercan.
Image quality is excellent, hunting isn't quite as bad as the beercan and yes it does need stopping down (as does the beercan), as a cheap lens (I paid only £46) it is a bargain and much cheaper than the beercan and newer (but probably better) 50-200 lenses.
If you want a cheap mid range zoom I cannot recommend this one highly enough, Zoom creep however is truly horrendous.