Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by rajneesh
|rajneesh#11376 date: Oct-8-2013|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-70|
Sony 18-55 SAM
|price paid:||kit lens with KM5D|
|comment:||I got this lens as a kit with the KM5D and am writing this review as I feel this lens is unjustifiably trashed. Not a great lens but its performance should be noted in its context of similarly positioned lenses.|
Thought at 18 its not really wide (or fast) on APS-C I have used it to good effect for landscapes on the KM5D where its rendition of colors was very good. In my experience better than the rebadged Sony or the new Sony SAM lens. The Sony 18-55 is supposed to have a faster AF but in that range and for what I used it, it hardly was noticeable.
The build feels bad but it had never failed on me.
Could have been better but a decent beginners lens for those short on budget