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Sony SAL-16105
8.0 out of 10

Sony SAL-16105

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Overall 8
8.0

Great versatile lens

Greg, B&H Photo
11 June 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the first lens I bought (after the 18-55mm that came with my a65). It's a really good travel lens, allowing you to shoot a wide range of pictures without having to constantly change your lens. Great picture quality/colors.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Walk-about wonder

Dan, B&H Photo
27 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Covers nearly every situation that does not require a specialized lens. Good quality on photos, especially if closed down 1 stop. An excellent vacation lens.
  • Pros: 16-105 Range, Lightweight
  • Cons: Moves Off F35 Very Early
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Overall 8
8.0

Your do-all lens for the Sony/Minolta camera bodies

ecothas, Amazon
5 January 2013
  • Summary: From super wide to portrait to medium zoom, this lens does it all!! For Minolta body owners, it makes the old 24-105 obsolete. The low end of the focal length should handle most group shots, even with the 1.5 conversion factor of the digital camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Work Horse Lens

Murphysjay, B&H Photo
30 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this as a replacement for my Zeiss 16/80mm that I dropped and it couldn't be repaired. I debated on whether to go with the same as what I had or the Sony which is $250 cheaper and has an extra 25mm in focal length. This is a very good lens and the sharpness difference is minimal.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost a winner

Jim G, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Loved the zoom range and price but ultimately returned it for the CZ 16-80 despite the higher cost. Chromatic aberration was the deal breaker for me.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Sharpness, Zoom rangeperformance
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration
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Overall 8
8.0

The useful lens for Travel

kashncarry1821, Ebay
9 April 2011
  • Summary: This lens is a very useful size and weight to carry about - and gives an effective 24 - 150mm focal length range on reduced sensor size. For most travel work, panorama, scenic, or people, this is all I would need most of the time. So you could leave it on the camera most of the time.
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Overall 8
8.0

A fantastic walkaround for landscapers and family photography

Philip, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: I got this lens when my Sony 18-200 broke. I did quite a bit of research. The natural competitor for this lens is the Carl Zeiss 16-80. I chose this lens over the Zeiss lens because of reports of poor construction in the Zeiss lens (I had no stomach for that idea, given the fact that the Sony had...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for panoramics

Nick, B&H Photo
2 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I consider myself an advanced consumer and the following is my review of using this lens with a A550 camera. The lens has good light gathering capabilities. I would have preferred it to be a little faster, but at f/3.5, it meets my current needs. The pictures are sharp and the colors are true.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Lens Creep
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Overall 8
8.0

All in one piece!!

Mosman, B&H Photo
24 August 2009
  • Excerpt: You have all in one objetive... Teleobjetive and big angular... One of the best option with the best quality
  • Pros: Quick Focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Lense but Heavy

Apple, Amazon
19 January 2009
  • Summary: This is a very high quality lense. It takes excellent pictures with the Sony Alpha series. Fast Auto Focus. Great night shots, amazing actually. My only complaint is that the lense is very heavy as is the body, which makes carrying the camera inconvenient at times.
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