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• Enjoy using the professional-grade, compact, easy-to-carry Carl Zeiss® SAL-1680Z lens for your next photography session. Its precise optical design will make it one of your favorites.
The ultimate All-in-One zoom lens designed specifically for DSLR imaging.
• It's the first professional-grade 5X zoom lens specifically designed for APS-size CCDimage sensors, providing incredible precision in a single compact, easy-to-carry lens that carries you from 24mm wide-angle to 120mm telephoto (35mm equivalent).
• Advanced Carl Zeiss optical design and anti-flare T* Coating make this one of the most valued lenses in the world of digital photography.
This is my go to lens. Sharp! Great lens Stays on my a77. Landscapes are beautiful, great with grand kids as can stay far enough back so they are natural. Color is superb! There is no purple fringing and distortion is non-existent when using Lightroom with this lens checked. I could not get a better lens with this focal range for the price! Highly recommend
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.
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.
I have had this lens for about a year, and find it is the lens on the camera almost all the time.
After 3 years of very light use the manual focus stopped working, seems to be a common problem. Check dpreview forums to see what other people have to say. Make sure to buy extended warranty if you choose this lens.
I can't afford a ton of lenses, nor will my lumbar stenosis permit the load. It has a great deal of utility. I've gone the route from my first press cameras to a 2 35mm film bodies with 5 lenses to cover sports car races and the 16-80 has proven to be be the best bet for me.
did not think the lens was tack sharp
Great image quality/color. Good price.
I know it's common, but we should band together and demand that lens makers put some sort of DOF scale on modern lenses - even zooms, or, at least include many more distance marks. Otherwise, this lens rocks. It's a slowish lens, but I don't need fast ones for landscapes and its sharpness and contrast is breathtaking.
I recommend this lens for every Sony Cyber shot camera user, especially Alpha mount user. It's really versatile lens for every situations including scenery, portrait, and just playing.