Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by fute77

reviewer#10555 date: Oct-3-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:KM 18-70
KM 17-35
Sigma - 17-70 F2.8-4.5 DC
Tamron 28-75
price paid:300€
positive:build quality
fast AF
negative:MF with 1/4 turn
no SSM nor SAM
comment:I have just received this lens I bought for test purpose
Build quality is good
The lens is well balanced with the A700 and its grip

It feel more solid than the Sigma - 17-70 F2.8-4.5 DC

AF is fast and accurate. I have not had any bad focus up to now

I will add more information after more pictures

What I can say now is that on the Alpha 77 the lack of apperture is acceptable. I am more than satisfied of the result

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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