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

reviewer#713 date: Apr-25-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm 1.7, Minolta 35-105.
price paid:
positive:Good range on digital. Can be good at times. Lightweight! Suprising for kit lens.
negative:Lightweight. Nothing spectacular. Slow. Slow. Plastic mount ring.
comment:Had some good experiances with it so far. Can be a fun lens indoors. Almost afraid of the lightness of the thing.

Edit: I've updated this very old review to indicate I've used it on the A700. This piece will probably never see the mount on my A900, what's the point?

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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