Minolta Maxxum AF 70-210mm F/4 Telephoto Zoom Lens FOR SONY ALPHA
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- 70-210mm 3x zoom range
- Constant f/4 maximum aperture
- 55mm filter
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|Maximum Aperture Range||f/4|
|Maximum Focal Length||210 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Package Height||4.4 x 5.4 x 6.7 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.05 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||—||Sony E (NEX)||Sony/Minolta Alpha||Sony/Minolta Alpha||Sony/Minolta Alpha||Sony Alpha|
|Focus Type||auto-focus||Stepper motor||Ultrasonic||Micromotor||Micromotor||Micromotor|
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Minty Minolta Maxxum AF 70-210mm f/4 Beercan Zoom Lens Sony A Alpha Mount W Hood
This is an outstanding, minty and fully tested Minolta auto focus 70-210mm telephoto zoom lens. It is known as the famous “beercan.” This lens uses the Minolta Maxxum mount, which was later renamed the Sony “A” mount. This lens can be used with the autofocus feature on all Maxxum film cameras, A-mount Sony DSLRs, and E mount mirrorless cameras with an A mount adapter.
Lens is fully tested and in excellent working order and in excellent cosmetic condition overall, with just a few minor marks to the barrel from normal use. No haze, fungus or scratches to the glass. No oil on the blades. Both original caps and the original lens hood are included.
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I have only gotten around testing it once in evening cloudy scene and it handled the poor lighting pretty well. The autofocus is fairly sharp, quick timing and some noise (I call it quiet next to the AF 75-300 zoom). The Minolta Colours are filthy rich off this lens. As an fyi, I'm using this off a Maxxum 5D (6.1MP dSLR). From the prev. owner, he only had the back lens cap (missing the front cap + no hood for it), so do prepare yourself appropriately (Hood + Lens cap ordered once I received lens).
Regardless of what are your motivation(s) of camera use, if you have a Minolta/Sony - get hold of a "50mm f=1.7" and the "BeerCan".Them 2 lenses are cornerstones to the brand and are at a steal of a price for the photo output.
Yeah, this lens is sharp. Yeah, this lens is heavy.
But you can indeed set this lens on the a6000 on a strong tripod and get your shot lined up very well with the focus peaking function. I set the shutter to have a 2 second delay so that my finger is not triggering vibration. Handheld you're gonna have a hard time.
What a good portrait lens, though.
It's best to manually focus it, since af seems to search a bit, though my a57 seems to do that often anyway since i disable flash and use it in poor/low lighting quite often.
Anywho......after I repaired my lens I was very impressed with this lens. The IQ is excellent. The focus speed is respectable and being a constant f4 this is a relatively fast lens.
Drawbacks include the size and weight. This is a heavy and large lens.
Overall if you are looking for a fast and sharp lens in this range youwill find this lens an absolute steal if you can tolerate the extra size and weight.
Because it's from the 80's it doesn't fight fringing (chromatic aberration) as well as a modern lens does.
The image quality is very good and the lens is perfectly sharp wide open at f/4 through the entire zoom range.
There is mixed production quality with these lenses so one may not be as sharp as another copy.