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|Weight||15.70 oz (445 g)|
|Dimensions (dxl)||Approx. 2.83 x 3.27" (7.19 x 8.31 cm)|
|Filter thread||Front: 62 mm|
|Minimum focus distance||2.44" (6.20 cm)|
|Format compatibility||DSLR (APS-C Sensor)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1:4.16|
|Angle of view||83° - 20°|
|Focal length||16 - 80 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 24 - 120 mm
|Camera mount type||Sony Alpha, Minolta AF|
|Aperture||Maximum: f/3.5 - 4.5
Minimum: f/22 - 29
When the Sony Alpha 100, our 2006 Camera of the Year, debuted last year, the only optics available for it were cosmetically updated Konica Minolta lenses. At the time, Sony promised a future line of Zeiss-designed glass.
From the legendary Carl Zeiss stable of Vario-Sonnar lenses, the DT 16-80mm is a class act that delivers a powerful 5x zoom range, equivalent to 24-120mm. The bland styling isn't much to look at, but the zoom and focus rings work smoothly.
I have used this lens for nearly an year,and most of my pictures were for travel, and a few closeup macro type shots.I had previously been using a Sony 18-70 mm kit zoom lens, which was satisfactory, both in picture sharpness and colour.However, when I started using the 16-80 lens, first thing I...
Compact and lightweight which are important considerations in pairing up with the relatively compact and light Sony A65. I personally like the colors that are produced with this lens and camera body. The clarity and sharpness is what I would expect from a Zeiss 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.
Much better than average imaging, looks good
Mediocre build quality, not sealed, not silent
Despite its convenience, great contrast, and good colors, this lens suffers too much from poor sharpness, an unuseable manual focus ring, and strong vignetting to receive a positive recommendation.
Great contrast, good colors, compact, light weight.
Unuseable manual focus, strong vignetting at most focal lengths, poor sharpness at many focal lengths.
Carl Zeiss says it all. This is the little brother to the full frame 24-70mm. I get the same results with this on my a77 as I do with the 24-70mm and my a850. It is a lot more light weight and compact than the 24-70mm lens.
Light weight, Great out of camera shots, tough build quality
this is a very good,quality lens for the price.The images are superb.
This is the bestperforming lens I have ever owned. Chromatic aberration is minimal over the useful zoom range. Would have given it 5 stars (and more) if it had a barrel lock to stop the zoom extending whilst not using the lens. A serious omission Sony - why, oh why!!!
Great optics, I wish it had its own ultrasonic drive. It is very expensive.
Not worth the expensive price, mainly due to significant vignetting at 16-17mm, which requires heavy cropping, turning the lens to a 18-19mm wideangle. Also, quite bad chromatic aberration at certain settings (magenta tinge in some cases).
Very disappointed in receiving bad lens. There's a very visible haze on the lens. Will be returning shortly