Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by superx2won

reviewer#10271 date: Jun-7-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 ori
Minolta 28-135 ori
Minolta 24-105
price paid:380 USD ( USED)
positive:Build is acceptable
Good range for aps-C dSLR
Light weight
negative:62mm filter ring
comment:I got this lens from Dyxum member. This lens is like new condition. I like this lens because this lens has good range in APS-C dSLR. this lens should be equivalent to Minolta 24-105 in FF.

Auto focus is fast but little bit noisy as it is screw drive.

Great for indoor work with flash, it deliver sharp image from f5.6 onward.

This lens is a keeper for APS-C. It is suitable for everyday used. Great walking lens too with close MFD.

Highly recommend to buy this lens !! Comparing to 16-80 CZ, i still prefer 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
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