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Konica Minolta introduces new DT series lenses

Konica Minolta introduces new DT series lenses - As the new standard for digital SLR cameras, DT lenses are ideally suited to digital SLR cameras such as the Dynax7D and Dynax 5D that are equipped with APS-C sized(23.5 x 15.7 mm) CCDs.

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Konica Minolta introduces new DT series lenses
Three new lenses have been announced as follows:
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18 -70 mm F3.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18 mm F4.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18-200 mm F3.5 to 6.3 (D)

Key features:

1. Optimum high-performance optical design for digital SLR cameras
To ensure consistently high quality images, the Dynax5D uses an optical systemideally suited to a APS-C sized (23.5 x 15.7 mm) CCD, in addition to spherical lensesto reduce spherical aberrations, AD (anomalous dispersion) glass, and a special lenscoating that reduces flare that can occur in digital SLR cameras.

2. Effective Anti-Shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 2 3 stopsslower*1 with Dynax digital SLR camera

3. Distance encoder enables precise ADI flash metering
Using information obtained from the lens built-in distance encoder, AdvancedDistance Integration (ADI) flash metering calculates the optimum exposure settings andflash brightness needed to obtain a beautiful image when using either the internal flashor external flash units such as the Program Flash 5600HS(D) or 3600HS(D), and2500(D).

4. Circular aperture beautifully enhances defocused images
A round aperture makes it possible to enhance a defocused image with smoothgradations and depict a scene naturally, for example, sunshine filtering through foliageor grass glistening with morning dew.

Note: Dynax DT series lenses are not compatible with conventional 35mm SLR cameras

Konica Minolta AF DT ZOOM 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 (D)
Focal length*: 18-70mm
Angle of view: 76 (18mm) - 23 (70mm)
Aperture: Maximum: f/3.5(18mm) 5.6 (70mm) Minimum: f/22(18mm)-36(70mm)
Blades: 7-blade circular
Optics: Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Includes one AD (anomalous dispersion) glass elements and one Aspheric element.
Focusing: AF motor: Camera body (coupler)
Method: Front focusing
Minimum focus distance: 0.38m
Maximum magnification: 1/4
Filter diameter: 55mm
Lens hood:
Petal-type hood with bayonet mount
Dimensions:
66 (dia.) x 77 (length) mm
Weight:
240g
Lens mount:
Minolta A mount
Standard accessories:
Front cap, Rear cap, Lens hood
Optional accessory:
Soft case

Konica Minolta AF DT ZOOM 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 (D)
Focal length
*: 11-18mm
Angle of view: 104 (11mm) - 76 (18mm)
Aperture: Maximum: f/4.5(11mm) 5.6(18mm) Minimum: f/22(11mm)-29(18mm)
Blades: 7-blade circular
Optics: Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups Includes one AD (anomalous dispersion) glass elements and three Aspheric elements.
Focusing: AF motor: Camera body (coupler)
Method:
Internal focusing Minimum focus distance: 0.25m
Maximum magnification:
1/8
Filter diameter:
77mm
Lens hood:
Petal-type hood with bayonet mount
Dimensions:
83 (dia.) x 80.5 (length) mm
Weight:
350g
Lens mount:
Minolta A mount
Standard accessories:
Front cap, Rear cap, Lens hood
Optional accessory:
Soft case

Konica Minolta AF DT ZOOM 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 (D)
Focal length*
: 18-200mm Angle of view: 76 (18mm) - 8 (200mm)
Aperture:
Maximum: f/3.5(18mm) 6.3(200mm) Minimum: f/22(18mm)-40(200mm)
Blades:
7-blade circular
Optics:
Construction: 15 elements in 13 groups Includes two AD (anomalous dispersion) glass elements and three Aspheric elements.
Focusing:
AF motor: Camera body (coupler)
Method:
Internal focusing
Minimum focus distance:
0.45m
Maximum magnification:
1/3.71
Filter diameter:
62mm
Lens hood:
Petal-type hood with bayonet mount
Dimensions:
73 (dia.) x 85.65 (length) mm
Weight:
407g
Lens mount:
Minolta A mount
Standard accessories:
Front cap, Rear cap, Lens hood
Optional accessory:
Soft case

*:Lens focal lengths indicates the focal length obtained when he lens is mounted on a 35mm SLR body. When mounted on the Dynax 7D and Dynax 5D, the actual focal length will be approximately 1.5x longer than the stated focal length.

*AF DT lens series are not compatible with conventional 35mm SLR cameras.

* Maxxum, Dynax are trademarks or registered trademarks of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.

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