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

reviewer#288 date: Dec-17-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:Price! Nice and light. Pretty sharp if stopped down
negative:Build quality. Knowing it is a "kit lens"
comment:This lens performs really well for a kit lens! Stop it down to say f8 and it really sharpens up.Color is good and distortions are only at the wide end. This is a good lens and should be purchased with the body...even if you do not use it. It is much easier to sell a body with a new kit lens!

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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