Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Tjeiken
|Tjeiken#9563 date: Nov-3-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||SAL18-70 kitlens|
|price paid:||370 EUR (used)|
slip in focus/zoom-ring
|comment:||I have no big lens collection to compare with, but compared to the kitlens bought along with the a100, this lens blows it away!|
The range covers almost everything you need, except long tele, an amazing travel lens!
The sharpness is very good compared to other zooms, but not prime-worthy.
The lens is quite slow - F4 is reached already at 18mm or so, so not ideal for low light.
The travel in the focus ring from closet to infinity range is way too short, so MF is nigh on impossible.
There is some vignetting, but only what can be expected from a wide angle lens - easily corrected in PP.
Build quality could be better, but considering the price it is really good.