Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Hols52
|Hols52#10210 date: May-15-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 16-50|
|positive:||Everything - for walkabout lens very good|
|negative:||None so far|
|comment:||I deliberated for a while over this or the 18-250. After trying both in store I decided that:|
1 - this felt more solid than the 18-250
2 - IQ appeared better after an hours testing of the two
3 - CA and flare obvious with the 18-250 but not with the 16-105 (over the hour or so of testing)
So I bought the 16-105.
I already own the 16-50 and compared to this :
Sony 16-50 with the A77 is better than the 16-105 between 16 and 50mm. Better in terms of speed, IQ and obviously having F2.8 available. It is also weather resistant. But, the 16-105 gives that much more flexibility and nothing is bad between 16mm -105mm, just not quite so good as the 16-50 up to 50mm. So, as far as I can see this lens is going to give me greater range and only some loss in IQ, but not huge (from what I have tried so far). I will know more with greater use but so far the results are promising.