Sony SAL1680Z Carl Zeiss® DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5
Standard zoom lens for APS-C sensor Sony A-mount DSLR cameras
Item #: 158SAL1680
Your price: $599.00
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Item #: 158SAL1680
Your price: $599.00
This zoom lens is sure to be a popular choice for the front of your Sony DSLR camera. The Sony SAL1680Z DT (Digital Technology) Lens sits right in the focal-length sweet range for expansive vistas, intimate portraits, and tight long-lens candids. No room to pack more than one lens? This one can make quick work of all your vacation photo opportunities by giving you the right field of view, every time.
The Carl Zeiss® imprint on the side tells you even more. This lens' optics have been meticulously crafted to generate image quality that has been acclaimed by top pros worldwide. The anti-flare T* Coating keeps ghosting and internal reflections to a minimum for shots that are both contrast-rich and razor-sharp.
The optical quality of this lens is superb. I used to have a sony dsc-r1 with a carl ziess lens and I missed the "ziess" quality which i have not seen in any other lens. This lens is better than my original lens in every way. I have a sony a65 and can't believe the quality of my images. I would recommend this lens and would be sure it won't disappoint.
Pros: superb optical quality.
Cons: could be cheaper. Slightly larger and heavier than plastic lens
Very sharp in the center, excellent contrast and colors. AF speed is OK, but somewhat noisy. This lens was very soft at the corners at 16mm.
Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.
|Maximum Aperture||f/3.5 (W) - 4.5 (T)|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Sony SAL1680Z is a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA mid-range zoom lens designed for use with Sony A-mount cameras. Its 16-80mm focal length range is equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm photography, which allows you to use this versatile lens almost exclusively for day-to-day shooting.
Compatibility: The lens is compatible with Sony interchangeable lens digital cameras. Since it is a DT lens, it is designed for use with cameras with an APS-C image sensor.
Carl Zeiss T* Coating: The SAL1680Z lens features the patented Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) coating that virtually eliminates the lens flare, internal reflection, and light scattering that can occur at glass-to-air surfaces.
ED Glass: The SAL 1680Z has Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for superior contrast and resolution throughout the image, even at large aperture settings.
Circular Aperture: The lens is equipped with a circular aperture which provides smooth, natural defocusing. Standard lens apertures appear as a flat-sided polygon, which results in the familiar polygonal out-of-focus highlights, seen in many photos.
Lens Hood: The lens comes with the SH0005 lens hood which helps prevent lens flare. When installed, the lens hood adds approximately 1-1/4" to the overall length of the lens. The hood can be stored on the lens by installing it backwards.
Lens Case: A padded, black vinyl lens case is included with the lens. It has a draw-string closure at the top of the pouch to secure the lens in the case.