Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by derekw
|derekw#9556 date: Nov-1-2011|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 18-125|
minolta 24-85 (original)
Minolta 35-105 (original)
|price paid:||300 GBP mint (no hoo|
|positive:||Sharp, even at max aperture|
Not full frame.
|comment:||Superb IQ and sharpness 16-80. Even at 105 it is still sharp (compared against 35-105 @ f6.3 and the 35-105 is acknowledged to be a very sharp zoom lens. At f6.3 the Sony is only stopped down by 1/3 of a stop, whereas the 35-105 is stopped down 1 full stop)|
In brief, although it is expensive, it is a very useful lens. Only trouble is I need to keep the Minoltas for my Dynax film camera.
Distortion is there, particularly @ 16 mm but it is better controlled than many other zooms covering wide angle on APS-C.
Generally, between 18 and 80, it produces awesome IQ.