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

reviewer#698 date: Apr-19-2006
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:17-35 D
price paid:
Quit fast AF
negative:Feels like a toy its the first time I have owned a lens with a plastic bayonet!!
Is it a lens hood or is it a UV filter bumper.
comment:Since I bought my 7D with a kit lens it was not a question of buying it or not.

But for the low cost I think its a great piece of glass.
I was just on a vacation in the mountains and was not afraid of taking it with me out skiing.

Pretty good colours and due to the snow I needed to step down so the sharpness was pretty good.

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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