Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by br127

reviewer#8665 date: Feb-17-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
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 own this lens
compared to:18-55
price paid:EUR 390 (used)
positive:+ range
+ sharpness
+ colors
+ AF
negative:- build quality of zoom and focus ring
- maximum aperture
comment:A great walk around lens. Extremely sharp in the center (not so much in the corners...). The AF is fast and very accurate, even in low light. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with is the build quality of the focus and zoom rings, which are not very smooth. Nevertheless, the overall build quality is very good and the lens is better than the Sony 18-55 in every possible way.

rating summary

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  • 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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