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

reviewer#10851 date: Jan-14-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 own this lens
compared to:SONY DT1870SAL and the Tank,
Minolta 35-70 Beercan classic
price paid:
positive:Fast and light weight, adjust quickly to the ambient temperature, fantastic colors
very adapteble
negative:Vulnerable, especially the AF mechanism, not so good for macro
comment:I tested the Lens on my KM5D, KM7D and SONY A200.

It seems the rebranded kitlens SONY DT1870SAL is simmilar to this lens in specs and performance, while the Kanoca Minolta is Vulnerable its more reliable than the SONY in my opinion.
I see more SONY's DT with broken AF, and never have seen the Konica Minolta having the same problem.

The Minolta 35-70/F4 wins @ macro stting compare to both lenses.

Its stayes in my Gear, and urned his place.

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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