Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by ch1waner

reviewer#10215 date: May-16-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:24-85
price paid:USD 450 (new)
positive:Very flexible range
Good Build
negative:Vignetting at 16mm open is very strong in the corners.
Filters are very problematic because of the vignetting.
comment:I like this lens very much - it's always with me when travelling - very flexible range.
It's sharp for such a wide zoom range.
I bough mine with the A700 as a kit and it's always with me when i need to go light and compact.
The only aternative is the Zeiss 16-80 but i prefer the additional range of the 16-105.

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
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