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

reviewer#694 date: Apr-17-2006
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 50mm f/1.7
price paid:
missing
positive:Cheep!!
Light.
AF speed is quite good.
negative:Rotating front element.
Not very sharp.
Small hood.
comment:Sharpness is not very good especially compared to the 50mm.
It does focus quite fast but does occasionaly hunt for focus. For the price and the weight it's a very nice lens to start out with when first buying a dslr.

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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