Excerpt: Purchased the 16-105 for our recent trip to Arches, Canyonlands & Dead Horse. The lens never left the a57 the whole trip. Used for wide angle & panoramic and with the built-in multiplier on the 57; reaching was not a problem either.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Glass For The, Good Glass For The Money, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use in in Events, Street Photos, Sports and Fast action assignments. I can focus at 16mm and zoom in on detail very quickly without losing anything, and can do it fast. Not good enough for me for Movies, and portraits
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged
Excerpt: Bought this to use on vacation in lieu of my 18-55. Substantial construction. Beautiful color on landscapes.....even photographed whales breaching and got pretty good detail. Didn't let me use shutter in some auto modes, but in manual, even for an amateur like me, a good all around lens.
Summary: This has become my primary lens on my A580. It covers most of the range that I need, with the exception of long range wildlife photos. The images are very sharp at full magnification, nearly as sharp as my best 50mm prime lens.
Excerpt: I'm just getting used to this lens. I mount it on the sony a65. Previously I've had the 16-50 fixed f-stop. (which I Love) on my a65. The 16-105 is a fast focus and very sharp. It increases the range, and is a well-built lens. I will use it for landscape and possibly portraits.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
The BEST "walk-around" zoom lens for the APS-C size sensor:
2 May 2013
Summary: I have the 18-200, 18-250 and the 18-270 and 3 other old smaller zooms... At first, I missed the 18-270's reach, but once I got acquainted with 16 end of the lens, I realized what I was missing... I was walking closer to my subjects.
Summary: We bought a similar lens off craigslist. Was shocked at the difference between the lenses. This gives crisp clear pictures. It is a lot of money, but slightly blurry pictures aren't worth anything.