Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by kubuthor
|kubuthor#7772 date: Aug-2-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||came with camera|
good enough wide open
|negative:||think, that should work better when on F8... especially in terms of sharpness and aberration,|
mechanically nothing really great
|comment:||Sometimes I was surprised how good it was wide open, but also how little improved when set to apertures that should optically be the best (around F8).|
Focusing not so fast on 5D, maybe (subjective) faster on 5, but ok
Colors are nothing special - 100-200 beats it by far.
Also I liked the effect when used wide on Dynax 5... but thats something not so objective
Few days ago something inside has broken and the lens does not focus, so I bought sony 18/70 second hand and to be honest, didn´t await a lot... but my initial impression is that sony feels better and the images also seem to be sharper...
Overall - normal lens for events, where it can come to harm without that "pop up" in images, that 50 and 100-200 have.