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Konica Minolta AF DT 11-18mm F/4.5 – 5.6 Review

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…

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Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F/3.5 – 5.6 Review

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…

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Konica Minolta AF DT 18-200mm F/3.5 – 6.3 Review

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…

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Lens Review Methods and Terminology

Below is an explanation of my review methods and terminology.  Hopefully this will help clear up any questions you may have concerning how I test a lens.  I set up this page the same as a regular lens review, so if you want testing information about something in a certain part of a lens review, go to the same section

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Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod and 410 Geared Head Review

Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod and Manfrotto 410 geared head

 

This is a quick review of the relatively small and lightweight Manfrotto 055XPROB (new version now called MT055XPRO3) tripod, along with the Manfrotto 410 (formerly 3275) geared head.

 

Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod Manfrotto 410 geared head

 

The combination tripod and head is available as a B&H Photo kit, …

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Manfrotto 058B Tripod and 222 Joystick Head Review

Manfrotto 058b (formerly 3251) tripod and Manfrotto 222 (formerly 3265) joystick head

 

This is a review of the big and heavy Manfrotto 058b tripod, and light but handy Manfrotto 222 joystick head.

 

Manfrotto 058B tripod Manfrotto 222 Joystick head

 

 

The Manfrotto 058B tripod is marketed at medium and large format photographers working in the …

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