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

reviewer#8852 date: Apr-1-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
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:No alpha's, but:
Zuiko 14-45
EF 28-80
price paid:Kit lens with A700
Very sharp in center!
Fast auto focus(with A700).
Great starter lens!
negative:Slow aperture!(hits f4,5 at 22mm)
Corner sharpness(good when stopped down).
comment:Although this lens is too slow(f4,5 already at 22mm), I really like it. It's versatility makes it a perfect kit lens, but one needs a flash indoors.

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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