Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by sdm9465

reviewer#4356 date: Nov-11-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.7
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:Minolta 50/1.7
KM 28-75/2.8
Sigma 10-20/4-5.6
price paid:
negative:Poor build
No very sharp
comment:This is an inexpensive kit lens and it's build quality and performance reflect this. (You get what you pay for.) I found sharpness to be fine on my 5D but it was quite bad on my A700 and was quickly retired. It now only sees use on my 5D when going to the beach with my kids where I'd rather not bring anything of value.

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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