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Here's a brief look at the Konica Minolta DT 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review.

Lens

Konica Minolta DT 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 zoom lens

Box contents

Front and rear caps, hood and users manual.

Cost

$499 retail, but much cheaper when purchased in a kit. 

Build quality

Good

Additional information

Plastic lens mount.  Optically identical to the Sony 18-200mm. 

Specifications below

 

Optical configuration

15 elements in 13 groups

Angle of view

75°-8° APS-C.

Aperture

7 blades, circular

Full frame and APS-C

APS-C only, 35mm equivalent, 27-300mm

Depth of field and focus scales?

Distance scale only

Minimum focus, image plane to subject

18"  (457mm)

Minimum focus, end of lens barrel to subject

8.3"  (211mm)

Hard stop at infinity focus?

No

Length changes when focusing?

No

Focus ring turns in AF?

Yes

Filter size

62mm

Filter ring rotates?

No

Distance encoder?

Yes

Max magnification

0.27x

Min. F/stop

F/22-40  

Sony teleconverter compatible?

No

Length changes when zooming?

Yes

Dimensions W x L (my measurements)

2.9" x 3.4"   73mm x 85.5mm  factory specs

Maximum  extended length (my measurements)

5.95"  (151mm)                                                      

Weight bare (my scale)

14.3oz  (405g)  factory specs. 

 

Requisite product shots 

 

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Box and contents.

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Plastic lens mount.

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Fully extended.

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Front.

 

This lens is optically identical to the Sony 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3.  I tested both lenses, but decided not to post two separate reviews because there is no difference other than the outward appearance, which you can see above.  To find out how the Konica Minolta 18-200mm performed, go to the Sony 18-200mm review.