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

Konica Minolta 5D wide-angle geometry comparison

Canon EOS-350D
Nikon D50
Pentax *istDL
18-55mm EF-S at 18mm f8
Distortion: 3.35% barrel
  18-55mm DX at 18mm f8
Distortion: 3.51% barrel
  18-55mm DA at 18mm f8
Distortion: 2.76% barrel

Konica Minolta 5D telephoto geometry comparison

  To measure geometric distortion we photographed a custom test chart consisting of a grid pattern with perfectly straight lines. Here are the results for the bundled lenses at their longest focal length with an aperture of f8 in Aperture Priority mode. The images were analysed with Imatest using 5th Order line calculation and the full areas presented here at a reduced resolution.

The image left was taken with the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D and the 18-70mm DT at 70mm f8. Pincushion distortion was measured at 0.309% which is barely noticeable.

Canon EOS-350D
Nikon D50
Pentax *istDL
18-55mm EF-S at 55mm f8
Distortion: 0.389% pincushion
  18-55mm DX at 55mm f8
Distortion: 0.169% barrel
  18-55mm DA at 55mm f8
Distortion: 0.58% pincushion
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