Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by angelo
|angelo#9331 date: Aug-12-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony AF DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6 (SAL-1870) kit lens|
Minolta AF 28-105 F3.5-4.5
|price paid:||579 Euro (new)|
tight zoom ring
embedded on camera flash drops shadow at wide end
|comment:||I bought this lens because i wanted a D lens with big focal range that stay permanently on camera and i looked to upgrade from the kit lens (DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6)that came with my Sony A200. So influenced from that i read here in DYXUM.COM forum , i decided to buy it.|
Also i am owner of some 62mm filters (uv, polarize, close up) from old Minolta 28-105 F3.5-4.5 lense and i din't wanted to be wasted.
Generaly i expected much more for this price. i expected to take good photos without the need to play with a lot of settings. I am disappointed with this lens, i expected much more. It is sharper than Sony AF DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6 but it bothers me the tight zoom ring and the shadow that emebeded on camera flash drops at wide end. I am new in digital photography but i thing some compact digital cameras with 2.8 lens takes much better photographs in auto mode.
Compare to my old Minolta 28-105 F3.5-4.5, i think that Μinolta glasses is far away better.