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

reviewer#9188 date: Jun-28-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
overall: 4.1
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:Most other budget zooms covering this range
price paid:30 GBP (mint)
positive:Sharp stopped down
Good colour
Light
Close Focussing
Inexpensive
negative:Distortion.
Sharpness at f9 at long end
comment:OK there are much better lenses, but there are also some worse.

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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