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Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA Lens - SAL1680Z

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Using two glass-moulded aspherical lenses to deliver high picture quality across the entire zoom range, the SAL1680Z incorporates an auto clutch mechanism (non-turning focus ring during auto focus). With 5x zoom starting at 16mm super wide-angle (24mm for 35mm equivalent) that covers a focal distance range, a unique feature among similar lenses, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens' circular aperture produces a beautiful, defocused effect.


    • For DSLRA100 a (alpha) Digital SLR Camera
    • The 5x Core Standard Zoom Lens for the a Digital SLR Camera covers a range from super wide-angles of 24mm to 120 mm telephoto (35 mm equivalent), ensuring optimum, descriptive performance for digital in a compact, lightweight and easy-to-carry design
    • Includes Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap, and Lens Petal Hood
  • Brand Description


  • Filter Size


  • Focal Length


  • Lens Aperture


  • Lens Construction

    14 Elements in 10 Groups

  • Lens System

    Sony A-Mount

  • Localization

    North America

  • Max View Angle

    83º - 20º Angle of View

  • Minimum Focus Range

    0.35m (1.2 ft.)

  • Mount Type

    Sony A-Mount

  • Optical Zoom


  • Weight


Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA Lens - SAL1680Z is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality General Purpose Zoom I purchased this lens as an upgrade to my Sony 18-70 mm kit lens that came with my Alpha. I am very pleased with quality of pictures I am getting with it. The pictures are sharp at both ends of the zoom range and corner to corner at wide apertures. The colors are rendered a little cool, but nothing which cannot be corrected by post processing. There is a bit of barrel distortion at the 16 mm end, but unless one is taking pictures of brick walls at close range, it is not normally noticeable.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good "walk around" lens This is a very good zoom lens for general use in an APS-C camera. I've had mine for 5 years and haven't had any problems at all. It's almost always been on my camera and never disappointed. I've used it at weddings, sporting events, indoors, outdoors, you name it. It's not quite a professional lens, but it costs less that half as much as a Zeiss 24-70, which I use on my A99. It also weighs half as much and is considerably smaller. It's a perfect match size wise for my A65 or A700.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Carl Zeiss quailty It's a good zoom lens. 16mm is certainly wider than 24mm. As a result, you get more in your shot. It's enough for establishing shots. If the aperture was 2.8, it would be a perfect lens. But the price would not be the same.
Date published: 2013-03-18
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