Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by Gavno
|Gavno#9703 date: Dec-19-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 35-70 F/4 Baby Beercan|
Sharp when stopped down
Decent wide angle
AF hunts badly on action shots
|comment:||I needed a wide angle lens and didn't want to pay for a decent prime. I got this in a box of lenses at a swap meet ($10.00 for the whole box).|
It does indeed do a decent job as a wide angle; it will fulfill my needs until something better comes along... but it's TERRIBLE for shooting sports (my main thing). On my Alpha 7D the lens chip argues with the camera's logic chip, and AF is all over the place! Typically, it locks nicely into focus... but whrn I trip the shutter, the AF kicks in again and UNfocuses badly just before the shutter trips!
For me, this is a MANUAL focus lens, and there it does a decent job... but for the REAL shooting, it'll NEVER replace my Baby Beercan!