Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by blackworx

reviewer#10009 date: Mar-8-2012
sharpness: 3
color: 2
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:SAL16-55
price paid:Kit with 7D
positive:Light as in not heavy
Okay around 35mm at f/8
Good starter lens
negative:CA
Colour
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comment:As above this is a good starter lens. Mine is currently with my little sister who is starting out in photography.

Despite what it says on the front, this is not a Minolta lens. Smacks of having been a rushed job designed to a price. CA is awful.

SAL16-55 is not fantastic but much nicer.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 125
  • sharpness: 3.69
  • color: 4.01
  • build: 3.07
  • distortion: 3.51
  • flare control: 3.73
  • overall: 3.60
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