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

reviewer#491 date: Feb-12-2006
sharpness: 3.5
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.3
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:
price paid:
positive:- Almost free along with the camera
- 18mm wide
- seems to be optimized for the wide end, which is a good choice imho.
- lightweight
negative:- you loose many stops to get good sharpness
- build quality
comment:Well, its good to have this lens actually. good wide angle performance, it seems ok around F5 at 18mm, at tele make it F8. Its a good walk around especially taking into account the price you pay (or almost dont pay at all) for it

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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