Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by alex66

reviewer#361 date: Dec-28-2005
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.5
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:Tokina 28-70 2.6/2.8 canon 18-55
price paid:
positive:Cheap, light, usefull range,
negative:for the price no
comment:I was going to get just a 5d body but the kit with lens cost a whole Ł30 more so I bought it anyway. I have been very surprised at how good this lens is after having the very poorly built canon I reacon this is a true bargin. Whilst the Tokina remains my lens of choice I have and do still use this lens for the times i want the range and or nead to go wider. I found the af tends to hunt a bit and there are some distortions on close inspection, but it does what it has to and for less than a tank of fuel here in the uk its a bargain!

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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