SAL 16-105 or 24-105

Started Jan 15, 2009 | Discussions thread
Klipsen Veteran Member • Posts: 6,150
Re: SAL 16-105 or 24-105

Dave Oddie wrote:

I am after an upgrade to the 18-70 kit lens but of you look at the
dpr review of both lenses the humble 18-70 out performs it from 50 to
70mm @f8 with the centre sharpness extending further out (markedly so
at 50mm)

The 16-105 is much shaper from 16-35 than the 18-70 is over the same
range but I am really put off shelling our that sort of money for a
lens worse then the one I have over a significant part of the zoom
range.

Zooms are mostly used at or near their extremes, so the fact that the 16-105 mm is sharper than the 18-70 mm at the widest settings would decide it for me, unless, of course, the 16-105 mm is decidedly poor at the tele end.

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