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Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105)

Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105)
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137 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The reliability is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the usability and price.

size, reliability, design

price, usability

On average, users rate this product 90/100 and experts rate this product 74/100.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SAL16105 High Performance Lens (16-105mm)Sony SAL16105 High Performance Lens (16-105mm)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. Opinions are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SAL16105 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Wide-Range Zoom LensSony SAL16105 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Wide-Range Zoom Lens

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (dpreview.com)

Sony DT 16-105mm 1:3.5-5.6 Lens Review

 

The Sony DT 16-105mm 1:3.5-5.6 was announced in September 2007, as a premium kit lens to accompany the Alpha 700 DSLR. Sony has thankfully (and uncharacteristically) managed to avoid the over-proliferation of letters which afflict lens names from other...

Hugely useful wide angle to telephoto range - arguably the most flexible currently available ; Extremely sharp at wide angle ; Impressive resistance to flare ; Small size and lightweight ; Good build quality

Chromatic aberration at both wideangle and telephoto ends ; Extremely soft in the middle of the zoom range at wider apertures ; Somewhat soft at telephoto ; Stiff manual focus ring with excessively short travel

The Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 is a lens which certainly promises a lot, with a tremendously useful zoom range wrapped up in a surprisingly compact body. It may not at first glance have the headline-grabbing attraction of those superzooms which sport...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6

 

A general purpose 6.5x zoom lens for APS-C sensor Sony and Minolta digital SLR cameras offering a wide-angle equivalent of a 24mm lens on a full-frame camera.

Useful zoom range; Good build quality; Good centre resolution at the shorter end of the zoom range

Prone to flare

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Sony DT 16-105 mm f/3.5-5.6

 

In September 2007, along with an A700 reflex camera, a Sony DT 16-105 MM F/3.5-5.6 lens hit shop shelves. I must admit I was very surprised by this launch. Sony, with the support of Zeiss, Tamron and also Minolta products which had been on the market...

solid, tasteful and compact barrel in the same time ; very universal and unparalleled focal lengths range ; excellent or very good frame center image quality ; very good frame edge image quality at shorter focal lengths ; chromatic aberration...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Jon Tarrant (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6

 

Review of the Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

Good short-end resolution from f/5.6

Poor resolution at longer focal lengths after f/11

The 16-105mm looks like a great all-rounder and works well across often-used aperture settings, but its performance at the longer focal lengths leaves something to be desired, which rather defeats the point of having an extended zoom range! The lack of...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : photodo.com (photodo.com)

REVIEW: Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6

 

Sony's DT 16-105mm f/4.5-5.6 is a general 'walk about' lens that costs around £480 and covers popular focal lengths equivalent to a 24-157.4mm lens on a full-frame camera. Lenses like this tend to be a popular upgrade for those looking for a little...

Useful zoom range; Good build quality; Good centre resolution at the shorter end of the zoom range

Resolution towards edges of the frame from 50mm onwards; Barrel distortion at 16mm; Prone to flare

This lens is certainly capable of producing more than satisfactory results if used within its limitations, it just may pay to be fully aware of its shortcomings so you are not disappointed.

Consumer review (sony.com)

Solid performance

 

I bought this lens to go with my Alpha 57, which was stolen, alas. I now use it with an Alpha 65. It gives good performance throughout the range and is good value money. It is an excellent replacement for the kit zoom, giving a step up in image...

May, 2015

Consumer review (sony.com)

Slow Lens

 

Advertised as f/3.5 - 5.6. At 16 mm focal length, the maximum aperture is f/3.5. However, at 24 mm focal length, it jumps to f/4.5, and at 35 mm focal length, it jumps to f/5, which is disappointingly "slow", This information is not available in the...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Best All Purpose Lens

 

Aside from this lens not reaching the lowest of low F-stops, this lens does it ALL. From architecture wide angle photography and landscapes to portraits of people and objects with high detail to the sports shot from across the field. you can capture...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

My every day lens

 

First I love this lens....I use it with my a55 which I purchased at the same time. It takes beautiful pictures. The only thing that that I am not happy about, I bought this lens thinking that it had a Internal focusing system that did not "change the...

This is the perfect lens to keep on my camera

The length does change! Unlike what it says in the specs

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (sony.com)

My every day lens

 

First I love this lens....I use it with my a55 which I purchased at the same time. It takes beautiful pictures. The only thing that that I am not happy about, I bought this lens thinking that it had a Internal focusing system that did not "change the...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.945 - 6.2
Closest Focusing Distance:15.7
Component for:MILC/SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):83
Diagonal angle of view (min):15
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.945 - 6.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 4.13
Image sensor format:APS-C
Lens mount interface:Sony A
Lens structure:11-15 / 15/11
Lens structure (elements/groups):11-15 / 15/11
Lens Type:Wide zoom
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Other Features

Carrying case:
Magnification:0.23

Packaging Content

Lens hood:

Performance

Manual focus: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:2.83
Filter size:2.44
Length:3.27
Weight:16.6