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

reviewer#9657 date: Dec-2-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Minolta 28-135
Sony 18-55
price paid:480 USD (used)
Very versatile
negative:Non yet
comment:This lens is a keeper. It hardly leaves my A33 anymore, except for when I need more tele. I bought it used, but it's like new. The Sony lenses may not always look impressive, but the more expensive ones like this one are very well designed and built. It is a major upgrade from a kit lens, fits perfectly with my Sony 70-300 G.

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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