Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by photoBear
|photoBear#6008 date: Sep-7-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||(on canon) 18-55 kit lens|
tamron 28-300 ld
minolta 28-80 film camera kit lens
|positive:||Highly usable range|
can produce good images when used properly
not always as bad as made out by some
focus ring does not shift when the camera tilts as with some kit lenses
zoom can be shifted unintentionaly
|comment:||This is my 5d kit lens, I was pleased with the range and glad the manual focus did not shift when you tilt the camera, a negative of my older minolta 28-80.|
filters do show up in the image corners @18mm which is crappy.
The corners are generaly soft unless stopped down.
From experience this lens was better than the canon 18-55 in build sharpness and range.
the hood is usless as a hood, I use it backwards as a focus ring, this has also allowed me to perfect my two fingered technique for adjusting the focus and polarising filter simultaniously.
I have replaced this lens with the cz16-80.
Dont buy this lens, buy some other one.