The Minolta DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 D is a compact lens with a powerful wide zoom. The lens is essentially designed for Minolta DSLR cameras. The designated DT of the lens is the optical system designed for DSLRs with APS-C size CCD sensors. The lens offers improved optics, circular aperture for smooth gradations for natural scenes, and image stabilization. The DT 11-18mm minimum focusing distance of 9.84" is ideal for landscape, candid, environmental, and virtually all of your photography needs.