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Sony SAL-16105
7.7 out of 10

Sony SAL-16105

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Lens Test: Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF

Pop Photo
11 March 2010
  • Excerpt: A few years ago a couple of Sony’s engineers from their Japan camera division came and spent the day at our test lab to see how we test cameras and lenses. It was at a time when Sony’s DSLR market was still in its infancy, having only the Alpha 100 and 900 in its DSLR lineup and a few refurbished...
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REVIEW: Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6

14 September 2009
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: Useful zoom range, Good build quality, Good centre resolution at the shorter end of the zoom range
  • Cons: Resolution towards edges of the frame from 50mm onwards, Barrel distortion at 16mm, Prone to flare
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Overall 8
Design 9
Value for money 8
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 8

Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Review

What Digital Camera
7 June 2009
  • Summary: 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!
  • Pros: Good short-end resolution from f/5.6
  • Cons: Poor resolution at longer focal lengths after f/11
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Overall 7

Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6

12 June 2010
  • Excerpt: 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.
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DT 16-105 mm f/3.5-5.6

10 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sony DT 16-105 mm is difficult to assess. On the one hand, when we look at its performance from the perspective of a very good Zeiss’s 16-80 mm result we don’t like it much. In fact it loses practically in every category and offers instead the telephoto range wider by 25 mm (but paid with a...
  • Cons: very high vignetting at 16 mm,, high distortion at 16 mm,, the image quality at 105 mm could have been better,, visible chromatic aberration at the extremes of the range,, visible coma at shorter focal lengths.
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Overall 6
Value for money 6
Overall quality 5
Build quality 7

Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT ( SAL-16105 ) - Review / Test Report

11 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Unsurprisingly the Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT is a lens of compromises - the lens offers a highly attractive 6.5x zoom ratio but this sets natural limits performance-wise. At max. aperture the border quality leaves something to be desired may it be resolution, vignetting or lateral CAs.
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Expert Review

5 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Высококачественный стандартный зум-объектив для повседневной работы или съемки в путешествии. Широкий 6,5-кратный диапазон фокусных расстояний (24 – 160 мм в 35-мм экв.), компактная конструкция и низкий вес, круглая 7-лепестковая диафрагма для более естественной размытости фона, низкодисперсионный и...
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Expert Review

4 January 2008
  • Summary: Sony DT 16-105 mm ocenić jest bardzo trudno. Z jednej strony narzuca się spoglądanie na niego poprzez pryzmat bardzo dobrego wyniku Zeissa 16-80 mm i na tym tle Sony nie wypada zachwycająco.
  • Pros: solidna, gustowna, a jednocześnie kompaktowa obudowa,, bardzo uniwersalny zakres ogniskowych niespotykany u konkurencji,, świetna lub bardzo dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, bardzo dobra jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru dla krótszych ogniskowych,, w środku zakresu ogniskowych dobrze kontrolowan...
  • Cons: bardzo duże winietowanie dla 16 mm,, duża dystorsja dla 16 mm,, dla 105 mm jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru mogłaby być lepsza,, na krańcach zakresu widoczna aberracja chromatyczna,, koma widoczna dla krótszych ogniskowych.
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