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

reviewer#9749 date: Jan-3-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:- 16-80Z
- Tamron 17-55 F2.8
price paid:325 USD (used)
positive:- Cheap
- Sharp
- Usable range
negative:- F3.5~ F5.6
comment: Is my daily walk around and multipurpose lens.
Always couple with SAL30M2.8 for daily shooting.
While couple with 85 F1.4 / 135 F2.8 for event shoot.
Build quality is much better than 1680Z, while have consistent sharpness compare with Tamron 17-55.
Worth to keep 1 copy for multipurpose use.

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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