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

BH #SO1610535 • MFR #SAL16105
Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-157.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-5.6 to f/22-36
  • One ED Element & Two Aspherical Elements
An ideal everyday tool, the DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens from Sony is a relatively compact APS-C format option that covers a vast wide-angle to telephoto range equivalent to 24-157.5mm. This A-mount lens features a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6, helping to keep size and weight to a minimum, and the optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations and increase sharpness and contrast. Also, it has an auto clutch mechanism that prevents the focusing ring from rotating when autofocus is engaged while an internal focus design enables fast, responsive AF. Additionally, it uses a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.
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Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Overview

An ideal everyday tool, the DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens from Sony is a relatively compact APS-C format option that covers a vast wide-angle to telephoto range equivalent to 24-157.5mm. This A-mount lens features a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6, helping to keep size and weight to a minimum, and the optical design incorporates one extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements to combat aberrations and increase sharpness and contrast. Also, it has an auto clutch mechanism that prevents the focusing ring from rotating when autofocus is engaged while an internal focus design enables fast, responsive AF. Additionally, it uses a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh.

Designed for APS-C cameras, this lens provides a wide-angle to telephoto zoom range equivalent to 24-157.5mm.
A maximum aperture range of f/3.5-5.6 helps keep the lens relatively compact while providing control over depth of field.
One extra-low dispersion element reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations while two aspherical elements control spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness.
An Auto Clutch mechanism prevents the focusing ring from rotating when the lens is set to autofocus, allowing for easier, and more natural feeling control over the lens.
An internal focus design helps optimize the autofocus system for faster, more reliable focusing. It can also focus as close as 15.7" with a maximum magnification of 0.23x.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

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

Focal Length
16 to 105mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 157.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 36
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
83° to 15°
Minimum Focus Distance
15.75" / 40 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.23x
Optical Design
15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.83 x 3.27" / 72 x 83 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.31" / 135 mm
Weight
1.03 lb / 470 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.41 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.6 x 4.25 x 4.15"

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

we need it now

By Minor
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

My len fell , so I needed' a len for the Wedding . The sony DT 16-105 is a good len for outside Wedding so it save me , it work well in the Tennessee evening , 5:00pm to 7:55pm this len is good as it get under $700.

Very Fine Lens

By Ray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-14

A very fine all around lens. Crisp sharp images with excellent color. I use it for Landscape, close up in Air Craft Museums, and just plane and simple everyday photography. It's 16-105 MM range covers most any type of photography and is very consistent. I would recommend this lens to anyone.

Sony 16-105 Rocks' Moab

By VictorCharlie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-02

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.

The work house in my camera Bag

By astrafuss
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-07

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

GREAT PERFORMANCE

By Casual Bob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-08-12

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.

Great versatile lens

By Greg
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-06-11

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. On the down side it's a little bit heavy/bulky (compared to the 18-55 mm) and I realized only later that my camera has a x1.5 crop factor so the lense is more a 24-157mm for me.

I will continue buying more equipment at B & H

By Brocker/Barrera
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-10

my first sony lens I expect good results

Always great

By Gerald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-03

Very on time delivery

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question

Does this fit in a5000? & if so is this a good lens for mainly portrait use/ more everyday pics?
Asked by: kari l.
The Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT Standard Zoom Lens has the Sony Alpha/Minolta Maxxum mount, while the a5000 has the Sony E-mount. So, the two would not be compatible.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

I have a sony a57 with this lens. When I start the camera and turn it off I get a clicking sound that last for about 5 seconds, Has anyone ever had this issue? and if so what do i need to do to get it working correctly? thanks
Asked by: Mac S.
Please email us directly at photo@<a href= http://bhphoto.com target= _blank >bhphoto.com</a> for assistance with this inquiry.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Would this lens work with my A77? Or will it be in the cropped mode (24mm-135mm)?
Asked by: Anonymous
It will work because it uses an A Mount. 35 MM equivalent on a SONY A77 is 24mm to 157mm
Answered by: strattus p. v.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Would this lens work with my A99 MARK II?
Asked by: Roque Alfonso B.
Hi Roque, Yes. This lens will work with Sony a99 II camera. However, the angle of view will be narrower down to that of APS-C size. -Anthony
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this work automatically with a Sony a6000 or does it need an adaptor?
Asked by: R
it will not. You need an A mount to E mount adopter. Here you go. <a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1008166-REG/sony_laea4_a_mount_to_e_mount_lens.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1008166-REG/sony_laea4_a_mount_to_e_mount_lens.html</a>
Answered by: strattus p. v.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this lens (Sony 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT Standard Zoom Lens B&H # SO1610535) work perfectly on a Sony NEX-6 body?
Asked by: M. G.
You will need a A mount to E mount adapter to use the 16-105 alpha mount on your Nex camera.
Answered by: Dennis C.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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