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Here's a brief look at the Konica Minolta DT 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review.

Lens

Konica Minolta DT 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens

Box contents

Front and rear caps, hood and users manual.

Cost

$649 retail

Build quality

Good

Additional information

Good lens, but check out the Sigma 10-20mm too.

Specifications below

 

Optical configuration

15 elements in 12 groups

Angle of view

104°-77°  Sony model reads 104°-76°

Aperture

7 blades, circular

Full frame and APS-C

APS-C only, 35mm equivalent, 16.5-27mm

Depth of field and focus scales?

Distance scale only

Minimum focus, image plane to subject

9.6"  (244mm)

Minimum focus, end of lens barrel to subject

4.4"  (112mm)

Hard stop at infinity focus?

No

Length changes when focusing?

No

Focus ring turns in AF?

Yes

Filter size

77mm

Filter ring rotates?

No

Distance encoder?

Yes

Max magnification

0.125x

Min. F/stop

F/22-29  

Sony teleconverter compatible?

No

Length changes when zooming?

Yes

Dimensions W x L (my measurements)

3.27" x 3.2"   83mm x 81mm  -width is the filter ring, barrel is 2.91" (74mm)

Maximum  extended length (my measurements)

3.35"  (85mm)                                                      

Weight bare (my scale)

12.7oz  (355g)  factory specs 


Requisite product shots.

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Front element.

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Box and contents

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Side shot drawn in at 11mm.

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Rear element.

 

The Konica Minolta DT 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens is optically identical to the Sony DT 11-18mm.  I tested both lenses, but decided not to post a seperate review for each one, since they both tested the same, the only difference being the outward appearance, see above.  To find out how the Konica Minolta 11-18mm performed, go to the Sony DT 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 review