Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by MichelvA
|MichelvA#4502 date: Dec-9-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Konica Minolta A200 / 28-200|
Konica Minolta 28-100 f/3.5-5.6
Minolta 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 RS
Minolta 17-35 f/3.5 G
Minolta 28-70 f/2.8 G
|price paid:||kit with KM5D|
|negative:||Build quality not so good|
Stop down > f/5.6 for sharpness
Wobbling while focussing
Small focus ring
Front rotates while focusing
|comment:||This lens came with my Konica Minolta 5D body.|
It isn't that bad as some say, but there's no magic either.
For starters not much to complain, only poor build maybe.
Image wobbles while focussing when looking through the VF.
Compared to better lenses slight dull colors and flattening of images but you have to look very good to notice.
Still way better than bridge camera's like the Konica Minolta A200.
I could live with this lens but the fun factor is higher with better lenses.
Update: the main competitor will be the newer plastic mount Sony DT lenses, like 18-55 SAM but also the cheap primes. The 18-55 is probably better value for money.