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Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 telephoto zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, nice hardcase and users manual. Cost $229 retail in the 1980s, now hundreds available on eBay for less or more than that depending on condition. Build quality Very good…

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Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review.

Lens Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5   2588-610 Box contents
Hood, front and rear caps and a user’s manual. Cost My copy says $376.00 on the box, from a retail camera store in the 1990s.  $70-$120 in good used condition as of this review.…

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Minolta 70-210mm Comparison

Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 (Beercan) and Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5

Comparison at 70mm and 210mm with center, mid-level and corner crops.  The Sony A900 was used for this review. In a nut-shell, the Minolta 70-210mm F/4 is a better lens overall, (including build and image quality), but the smaller and slightly newer variable aperture model is quite good when zoomed…

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