Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by witee.w

reviewer#10170 date: May-3-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- minolta 35-105
price paid:
positive:-very sharp
-weight feel right
-strong build
negative:- slow
- too sensitive manual focus ring turning angle
comment:i dropped this lens 2 times from 1 meter hight ! so i send this lens to sony center for a check if it still work well.
-and the answer is "yes, the lens still work correctly and accurately"

I love the sharpness of this lens.

The thing i don't like about this lens is that it is too slow and the focus ring turning angle is way too sensitive.
it;s too hard to manual focus with this lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 92
  • sharpness: 4.58
  • color: 4.62
  • build: 4.32
  • distortion: 4.07
  • flare control: 4.51
  • overall: 4.42 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania