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Sony 16

Sony 16
alaAverage 4.1

177 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of Sony 16. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. Some have doubts about the price, while views are divided on the usability.

design, reliability, size

price

On average, users rate this product 90/100 and experts rate this product 72/100.

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(Based on 177 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony 16

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony 16 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

reliability, size

price

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

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

 

The Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM is a fine standard angle zoom with a fixed f/2.8 aperture throughout its range, but it's a little pricey.

Sharp throughout zoom range. Fixed f/2.8 aperture. 3.1x zoom range

Lots of distortion at 16mm. Edges could be sharper. Pricey

The Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM ($799.99) may be available as a kit lens with the Sony Alpha 77 II camera, but its fixed f/2.8 aperture and wide-angle field of view separate it from more common lenses like the DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II. It's pretty...

Aug, 2014

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
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Expert review by: Julia Silber (popphoto.com)

Lens Test: Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

 

Sony's “non-kit” kit zoom for the Alpha 77

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Richards (techradar.com)

Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Vario-Sonnar T* review

 

A zoom lens from the Carl Zeiss stable of Vario-Sonnar lenses

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Sony DT 16-80mmf/3.5-4.5ZA Vario-Sonnar T review

 

Expensive, and we can't exactly see why

Massively expensive ; Slow ; Average image quality

Poor image quality, slow conventional focusing and a lack of extras make this a disappointing buy, especially considering its price. Sony needs to rework its range to score higher

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: 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: (tech.co.uk)

Sony DT 16-80mmf/3.5-4.5ZA Vario-Sonnar T

 

At £460, the Sony DT 16-80mm is certainly not cheap, although we can't figure out why. It has a focus scale viewable through a window on the barrel, but it doesn't have the swift focusing of Canon's USM or Nikon's Silent Wave motors

Massively expensive, Slow, Average image quality

Poor image quality, slow conventional focusing and a lack of extras make this a disappointing buy, especially considering its price. Sony needs to rework its range to score higher

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

 

If you're after a versatile lens for your kit bag then a fast standard should definitely be on your shopping list. We took the Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM along to a busy marketplace to test it in a variety of situations.

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA ultra zoom lens

 

The Sony DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA ultra zoom lens has a really versatile focal range and produces some good images at f/11 and below.

The Sony DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA has a really versatile focal range and produces good images at f/11 and below. It’s let down by a softness at the smaller apertures, though, which is disappointing for a lens at this price. For Sony D-SLR owners who...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:CSC LENS / System Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Sony / Konica-Minolta / Sony E
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras
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