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

reviewer#30685 date: Sep-11-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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 18-55 SAM I/II
Sony DT 18-70
Sony DT 18-250
Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Minolta AF 24-85
Minolta AF 24-105 D
Minolta AF 28-85
Minolta AF 28-100 D
Minolta AF 28-105
Minolta AF 28-135
price paid:$350.00 CAN (new)
positive:very sharp
very versatile range
nice colors
negative:Filter vignette at 16mm.
Minor barrel and pincushion distortion.
Maximum aperture slightly limiting in low light.
comment:This is my favorite walk around lens. I am impressed by the image quality. Pictures are very sharp and show high contrast and color saturation. Build quality is good, the lens has a nice heft to it and balances well on the APS-C bodies including the smaller NP-FW50 powered bodies.

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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