Sony 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Vario-Sonnar T* DT Carl Zeiss Alpha A DSLR Mount Lens- Bundle - with Tiffen 62mm UV Filter, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 16-80mm Wide Angle To Standard Zoom SLR Lens
  • 16-80mm Wide Angle To Standard Zoom SLR Len
  • 62mm UV (Ultra Violet) Filter
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether
  • Cleaning Kit
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About Sony 16-80mm

Save $33.89 when you buy this Sony 16-80mm . This Value Bundle comes with a Adorama Cleaning Kit, Sony 16-80mm, Pro Optic Pro Digital 62mm Multi Coated UV Filter and a ProOptic Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! .

• 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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (8),Consistent output (6),Lightweight (4),Strong construction (4),Easily interchangeable (3),Rugged (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (7),Night photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Enthusiast (3)

Sony 16-80mm Features

  • Adorama Camera Lens Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Sony 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Vario-Sonnar T* DT Carl Zeiss Alpha A DSLR Mount Lens Front and Rear Lens Caps, SH0005 Lens Hood, Lens Case, USA Sony 1 Year Warranty.
  • Tiffen 62mm UV (Ultra Violet) Glass Filter.
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether.
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Sony 16-80mm Specifications


Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom
Superb performance from wide-angle to telephoto
5X Zoom designed specifically for DSLR APS-size CCD
T* Coating to reduce flare and increase contrast
2 Glass-Molded Aspherical Lenses for extra precision

Auto Clutch to stop manual focus ring rotation
Wide focus ring for a solid feel in manual focusing
Circular Aperture for pleasing defocused effects
Focal Length

35mm Equivalent: 16 mm - 80 mm
APS: 24 mm - 120 mm
Angle of View

35mm Equivalent: N/A
APS: 83 deg 20'
Min Focus Distance
2.4" (62 mm)
Aperture Maximum
f3.5 - 4.5
Aperture Minimum
f22 - 29
Maximum Magnification
Lens Construction
14 elements in 10 groups with 7 aperture blades
Filter Diameter
62 mm
Lens Dimensions
2-7/8" x 3-3/8' (72 mm x 83 mm)
Lens Weight
15.5 oz (440 g)
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Sony 16-80mm Reviews

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(based on 19 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Reviewed by 19 customers


My basic lens


from Charleston,SC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good "walk around" lens


from Marietta GA

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Carl Zeiss quailty


from Los Angeles

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Use as Primary Lens


from Oakland, NJ

I have had this lens for about a year, and find it is the lens on the camera almost all the time.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


No Manual Focus after 3 Years


from Texas

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 love mine I'm going to get another


from Rochester Hills. Mi  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


the lens was not as sharp as i wanted


from scottsdale, az.  -  Photo Enthusiast

did not think the lens was tack sharp


Great glass. good price


from Midwest  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great image quality/color. Good price.


Sharp lens!


from Salt Lake  -  Pro Photographer

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Lens i have ever used!


from Bellevue,WA  -  Casual Photographer

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.

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