Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D review with 18-70mm f3.5~5.6 DT lens

Konica Minolta 5D purple fringing comparison

Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Canon EOS-350D
Nikon D50
Pentax *istDL
Konica Minolta 5D at 18mm f3.5
Canon EOS-350D at 18mm f3.5
Nikon D50 at 18mm f3.5
Pentax *istDL at 18mm f3.5
18-70mm DT at 18mm f3.5
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f3.5
18-55mm DX at 18mm f3.5
18-55mm DA at 18mm f3.5
Konica Minolta 5D at 70mm f5.6
Canon EOS-350D at 55mm f5.6
Nikon D50 at 55mm f5.6
Pentax *istDL at 55mm f5.6
18-70mm DT at 70mm f5.6
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f5.6
18-55mm DX at 55mm f5.6
18-55mm DA at 55mm f5.6

Konica Minolta 5D macro comparison

  To measure macro performance we photographed a custom chart using the bundled lenses at a distance and focal length which delivered the maximum possible reproduction. The dark lines are 10mm apart.

The image left was taken with the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D and the 18-70mm DT lens at f8. Like other budget digital SLR lenses, the best macro performance was achieved using its longest focal length of 70mm. Here the lens captured an area measuring 82x54mm from a distance of 20.5cm. This result is around 20% lower than its rivals.

Canon EOS-350D
Nikon D50
Pentax *istDL
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f8
Max area of 66x44mm at 13cm
  18-55mm DX at 55mm f8
Max area of 70x49mm at 13cm
  18-55mm DA at 55mm f8
Max area of 66x44mm at 12cm
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