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Keywords: Sony Wide Mid Tele Zoom A-Mount DT APS-C Tested


Registered: April 2012
Posts: 1
Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-16105 review by hhrhd
Review Date: 4/10/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $850.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: compact versaitile sharp relaible fast autofocus used with alpha SLT55
Cons: creeping

I use this lens now nearly for two years. Aprox. 15.000 shots later I am still amazed how good this lens is. The sharpness is only surpassed by some SONY fixed lenses I tried (e.g. the excellent 35mm SAM 1,8). The Sigma Zoom 17-70 2.8 and the Tamron 17-50 2,8 are much softer in the corner and the colours are different from the typical SONY colour-style.
The only negative is the creeping if you hang your Camera with this lens over your shoulder and walk. After a short distance it is extended to its full length.
I use a 7mm broad elastic rubber band around the Zoom ring, a bit overlapping between Zoom ring and lens body helps to solve this problem. This should not happen with such an quite expensive lens. Sony should learn a bit about German engineering from their partner Zeiss.

Registered: September 2009
Posts: 1
Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-16105 review by Sgt
Review Date: 9/5/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

Pros: Good and Strong up for the job
Cons: 62mm filter had to buy

Sony SAL-16105 AF DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6(D) Autofocus Lens
is a Great lens better than it thought it was going to be cause this is my second kit form Sony the first was a A200 which came with a 18-70 /and the 18-70 is not so hot to me it feel cheep but the 16-105 that came with the A700 feel like a Pro lens and act like one also..

Registered: August 2006
Posts: 2
Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-16105 review by cgarrard
Review Date: 6/1/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $569.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Extremely versatile range, excellent build and weight, very good optical quality
Cons: Some expected barrel distortion and vignetting, and a tad softer in the corners at wide open apertures

A bit of a darkhorse that competes with the Zeiss 16-80 in Sony's own lineup.

The minor drop in sharpness in comparison to the Zeiss is worth the gain in build quality, and the added zoom range.

An excellent lens that costs less than the Zeiss, and should be more popular than it currently is.

Highly recommended.


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