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

reviewer#9559 date: Nov-2-2011
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 own this lens
compared to:Min 70-210F4 beercan
Sal55-200
Tamron 80-210
Min 100-200
Minolta 100-300APO
price paid:$85 USD
positive:Great Bokeh and colour
Very good wide open
Very sharp @F6.3 @ 210mm
Great hood
Fast focus
negative:If anything build is not on par with beercan
comment:Ok, this is very hard for me being beercan lover but this lens is better than any of the above. Took 200 test shots and I am very impressed. Wide open @210mm is very very acceptable....It is much smaller and lighter than the beercan and bokeh is 98% as good as the beercan(big claim but is true). I may consider now selling the beercan which I thought would never happen.....

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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