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Here's a brief look at the Konica Minolt AF DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review.

Lens

Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens

Box contents

Front and rear caps, hood and users manual.

Cost

$199 retail by itself, or $100 as part of kit.

Build quality

OK to Good

Additional information

Same as Sony DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6

Specifications below

 

Optical configuration

11 elements in 9 groups

Angle of view

77°-23°  Sony reads 76°-23°

Aperture

7 blades, circular

Full frame and APS-C

APS-C only, 35mm equivalent, 27-105mm

Depth of field and focus scales?

Nothing

Minimum focus, image plane to subject

14.4"  (366mm)

Minimum focus, end of lens barrel to subject

7.9"  (201mm)

Hard stop at infinity focus?

No

Length changes when focusing?

Yes

Focus ring turns in AF?

Yes, lens barrel itself

Filter size

55mm

Filter ring rotates?

Yes, lens barrel itself

Distance encoder?

Yes

Max magnification

0.25x

Min. F/stop

F/22-36

Sony teleconverter compatible?

No

Length changes when zooming?

Yes

Dimensions W x L (my measurements)

2.6" x 3.0"   66mm x 77mm 

Maximum  extended length (my measurements)

3.7"  (93mm)                                                      

Weight bare (my scale)

8.3oz  (236g)  9.1oz (259g) with caps


Requisite product shots.

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Front element

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Look at that massive lens hood.

 

I tested this lens and the optically identical Sony DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6, both tested the same so I decided to post just the one review.  If you want to know how the Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6 performed, go to the Sony review here.