Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by TallPaul
|TallPaul#4243 date: Oct-14-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||KM 28-75/2.8|
|price paid:||Kit Lens|
|positive:||Good range on APS-C.|
Good range for travel photography.
Light to carry.
Common filter size.
18mm is wide on APS-C.
|negative:||Built to price point not performance point.|
Resale value very low.
|comment:||Kit lens with my 5D, this is actually a good lens. When I look back at early photos with my 5D, where I was in P mode and so the camera was stopping down, I am often surprised to find some very sharp shots.|
The lens has its limitations though, the limited aperture especially at the 70mm end means poor low light performance.
The build quality is not poor, but its not great either.