Sony AF DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Pallanza
|Pallanza#9949 date: Feb-19-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||SAL 18250|
|price paid:||663 Euro (new)|
|positive:||Sharp, very good for such a zoom. |
Very good zoom range (travel, architecture)
|comment:||I mostly use this lens because of its range and sharpness.|
Bought it in 4/2008. Since then about 20 to 30 thousand shots with it.
Zoom flange pretty slacky.
First repair in 9/2011: Focus didn't work any more. Very ugly screaming noise when inserting the battery into the camera (A700 resp. A77).
Same fault again in 2/2012: Zoom stucky, same noise. Lens no more usable, another repair needed.
Next repair: lens ok, since then about 5000 shots without a problem.
I do use (D)SLRs since almost 40 years, I never have had a lens repair - except the SAL 16105.