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

reviewer#8974 date: Apr-29-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 own this lens
compared to: Nikon 17-35, Tamron 17-35 and 28-75, Canon 24-105.
price paid:£350.00
positive:Much sharper than I expected from some reviews, Nice build, compact and a decent range.
negative:None for me for the money
comment:I was expecting a poor relation to the CZ 16-80 - which I have to say I have not owned, All I can say is I have owned some decent pro grade glass of other makes and this holds it own very well indeed. It sits on my A55 as a standard unless I need UWA or Tele, and I see absolutely no need to 'upgrade'

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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