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

reviewer#11819 date: May-9-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Minolta AF 24-105 (D)
Minolta AF 28-85 Macro
Minolta AF 28-135 Macro
Sigma AF 17-70 DC Macro
Tamron AF 17-50/2.8 Di-II
price paid:£180.00 (used)
positive:Build quality
Focal range
negative:Minor barrel and pincushion distortion
comment:A very well constructed lens with an ideal focal range for APS-C cameras. It basically performs very well without being exemplary. IQ and colours are above average. It's a recommended option for those looking for a longer range kit lens replacement though I would still choose the Sigma AF 17-70 DC Macro over it even though used prices are around £30.00 apart.

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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