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

reviewer#328 date: Dec-22-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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:Old Minolta 35-105, Old Min 50/1.7
price paid:
missing
positive:Cheap
Light
negative:Cheap
Seems flimsy compared to the real thing
comment:If I wanted to travel light and knew I'd face several different shooting situations I'd bring this lens. It can produce some fairly nice shots on occasion, it doesn't compare in any way to my 50 mm though. Overall, a good lens for vacation shooting in cities. On a sunny day...

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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