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Sony 16

Sony 16
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232 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Sony 16. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

On average, users rate this product 89/100 and experts rate this product 71/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony 16

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony 16 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. Opinions about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the price.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

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

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: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Sony DT 16-50 mm f/2.8 SSM

 

When it comes to full frame cameras we've got two types of fast standard zoom lenses – we are thinking here about 28–7x mm f/2.8 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 class. In the case of APS-C/DX sensors the situation isn't so clear any longer. At the beginning 17-5x...

Good build quality ; Very good image quality in the frame centre ; Low longitudinal chromatic aberration ; Decently corrected coma ; Negligible astigmatism ; Very quick and silent autofocus

Weak image quality on the edge of the frame near the maximum relative aperture ; Significant chromatic aberration close the maximum relative aperture at both ends of focal range ; Vignetting which is not only high but also higher than that of the...

Apr, 2012

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: (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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes
Ultra Sonic Motor:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:CSC LENS / SLR Camera / System Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Sony / Konica-Minolta / Sony E
Camera Mount:Sony Alpha / Sony E
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Zoom Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras
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