|Brand New Unused Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 Tele Beercan Zoom Lens Sony Alpha Konica|
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|Compact and lightweight, the Konica Minolta AF F/4 lens is designed for Minolta cameras to capture portrait and landscape photographs. The focal length of this Konica lens can be automatically adjusted between 70 mm and 210 mm to shoot the magnified images of an object at a minimum focusing distance of 1.1 m. With an aperture range of f/4 -32, this Konica Minolta AF F/4 allows you to capture bright outdoor photos. The 11 to 34-degree angle coverage of this 70 mm lens facilitates standard format pictures. With a 0.25x magnification, this 70 mm lens lets you see your target in detail. With a construction of 12 elements in 9 groups and 7 diaphragm blades, this Konica Minolta AF F/4 controls the performance of the lens for providing better quality images. The 55 mm filter protects the Konica lens from dust and graze.|
|Focal Length (mm)||70-210 mm|
Average review score based on 17 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
We buy these excellent classic Minolta lenses for resale on ebay. In our opinion the nickname "beercan" was not a good choice as it is actually more like the size and weight of a 16OZ beercan. The photos taken by this wonderful lens are legendary. Razor sharp images with true mind's eye color make this lens a must for anybody with a Sony DSLR or Minolta AF camera that want to extend their range beyond the standard kit lens that came with their camera. This is one of the top zoom lenses available for Sony DSLRs for under $500! The photo quality is comparable to primes in its range and slightly below the very expensive "G" lens.
ABOUT MINOLTA LENSES
FOR SONY DSLRs
Minolta lenses are built much better, take sharper pictures, and are legendary for their fabulous true color reproduction.
SONY partnered with Minolta to get their legendary lens technology, and then started making all of their newly designed cameras with lens backwards capability so that you can use these fabulous Minolta classics... so if you have a Sony DSLR… great news! This lens is fully compatible with your SONY camera including the incredible new A55 and A33 models.
If you bought a new Sony camera WITH ALL THAT FABULOUS NEW TECHNOLOGY and you have been using a “kit” lens that came with it or a secondary manufacturer lens like Tamron or Sigma, you are not even close to realizing the full potential of the beautiful pictures you could be taking. If you bought a lens from a secondary manufacturer like Tamron or Sigma for your A33 or A55 it’s only a matter of time before you start getting lens error messages and have to reboot your camera every few shots, believe me I know, it happened to me with 2 different lenses. I wish I wouldn't have wasted my time with the new plastic lenses and gone with Minolta lenses in the 1st place. You can’t match the quality per dollar of Minolta against any other brand including Sony’s own lenses!
In summary, If you are not shooting with 1 of these fabulous lenses, buy 1!
Resell your current lens right here on ebay to offset your cost. If the 28-135MM that usually goes for only $350-$450 is too much for your budget buy one these that covers a wide range and usually go for only $150-200. Definitely put the 28-135 on your wish list, and as soon as you can afford 1 it will be the best lens you will ever own!
this minolta alpa lens is fully compatible with sony af alpha cameras. it's solid construction is amazing. this lens has a range of 70-210mm @f 4.0. fast enough for most photos. the af is both quick and accurate. the lens itself is tack sharp. it's size and weight may take a toll on one's neck after awhile- yet for the quality of photo it delivers-i can live with it. this is a superb lens. if you are looking for a quality telephoto zoom, and happen to find this lens-grab it! lawoak
Zoom Tele performs better than expected. Received it in very good used condition. I have used it quite a bite on several recent trips. The recent fall colors shooting using this lense was awesome. Very good color, very true to what you are seeing. Using it on my Sony a35, I am getting 10+MB pictures, about the same when using the 50 mm F1.7 KM lense.
My line of lenses that I am now able to use are the KM 24mm F2.8, KM 50 mm F1.7 and KM 70-210 Beercan, all purchased used from Ebay in the past 8 months. I have less than $800 invested in my Sony camera and 3 KM lenses.
Good old lens... Very quality made - only metal and glass, no plastics. It is heavy, awkward and not-universal in use, but when I see at photos I made with it - I forget about it. Great value for it's money - modern lens with comparing characteristics costs much higher. Highly recommended if you need telephoto lens, but make sure that you buying f/4, because f/3.5-4.5 not so good.
The Beercan. It's heavy, big, and a little awkward to shoot in an active (i.e. moving around a lot) setting. So that's the negative.
The positive? It's everything else it should be. Try finding another f4 zoom with Macro that's built with legendary quality and attention to detail under $400.
It's sad that they don't still make them- they're a testament to an age of photography where you could expect to get the finest, precision-made lenses every time you bought one. (No matter who manufactured them.) No plastic bayonet mounts or chassis here- this thing is metal and glass with the exception of the lens hood (which may or may not come with it when purchased used.)
I've owned and destroyed through use two of them, I've bought one for my best friend, and I've purchased yet another one to make sure I have the best possible kit in my camera bag.
Don't hesitate for a MOMENT to buy one if you're using any DSLR (Sony Alpha or Minolta) that can use it. I own, and will always own, this lens and most of it's brethren. When purchased in good or better condition, it will be one of the best, if not THE best, lenses you own.