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

reviewer#633 date: Mar-28-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 28-85 3.5-4.5
price paid:
missing
positive:Good colour
Excellent flash control
negative:Small focus ring
comment:I picked this lens up on Ebay as my 7D was a body only. Very impressed with the flash control, much better than TTL with the 28-85. Lens does feel a bit light compared with the older lenses. Amazingly sharp at f11 upwards. It's growing on me.

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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