Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
Zoom lens | Sony/Minolta Alpha | SAL-16105
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Announced Sep 6, 2007

The Sony DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 is a standard zoom lens for Sony's APS-C format SLT cameras that covers an equivalent focal length range of 24-157mm. An ideal lens for travelling and everyday photography, the 16-105mm doesn't quite match the costlier DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, but it does have the advantage of more 'reach' at the telephoto end of its zoom. Build quality is very similar, though, which is important only because both lenses are among the best-constructed of their type.

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Article, Sep 6, 2007
Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 16–105 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Max aperture F3.5 - F5.6
Min aperture F22.0 - F36.0
Min focus 0.40 m (15.75)
Max magnification 0.23×
Weight 470 g (1.04 lb)
Length 83 mm (3.27)

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Our review

This is a very good lens for Alpha users looking to upgrade over their kit zoom. The versatility of the focal length range goes a long way towards making up for the inevitable optical compromises, and as such the lens easily earns our recommendation.

Good for: Alpha users looking for a flexible, lightweight all-around lens.

Not so good for: Those who won't accept softness and chromatic aberration.

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