Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Savage2k

reviewer#10436 date: Aug-7-2012
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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:Sony DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
Sony DT 18-55 F3.5-5.6
price paid:780 USD/600EU (NEW)
positive:- Sharp in center! full range
- Fast auto focus (with A700)
- Great range(all arround)
- Compact/solid/robust build
- Focus ring don't rotate
- Warm color/good contrast
- Flare resistance.
negative:- Aperture drops VERY soon!
- Poor border/ext. Border
sharpness stopped down:
16-24, 50-105mm!
- Horror border sharpness
open apareture 50-70mm!
- Zoom creep/no zoom lock but.
- Bad zoom/focus ring
(dirty magnet, reversed)
- Tiny zoom ring
- High CA 16-24mm/70-105mm
- Vignetting 16mm/105mm
- Overpriced.
comment:
missing

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
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