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8.5 out of 10

Sony SAL-1680Z

Sony SAL-1680Z The Sony SAL-1680Z utilises a Carl Zeiss® Va Read more

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Overall 10
10

Superb lens

Skip, Amazon
21 March 2014
  • Summary: This lens has taken my photography to the next level. I paired it with my a57 and the quality of my pictures has improved dramatically. Worth every dime I spent for it.
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High Quality General Purpose Zoom

Archi, Sony
19 March 2014
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

The zeiss16-80 is all you need.

aliscafi4z6o, Ebay
6 December 2013
  • Summary: Zeiss won't make a bad lens. The 16-80 is short, sharp, and the equal to the 24-70 with a bit more on each end of the zoom. It is sharp, sharp, not just sharp. I photographed a soccer goal the day I got it; the lines in the goal are like razor blades.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens optically

win32forth, Amazon
13 November 2013
  • Summary: Excellent optically, but could have used a lens lock for travel, to prevent the zoom from migrating to the 80mm focal length while you a re carrying it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but not so much for the price

Cristian Fiedler Seebach "C.Fiedler", Amazon
13 November 2013
  • Summary: Actually I expected better light quality for the price. In low light condition autofocus is a real mess and it seems to be silly...
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Overall 6
6.0

Thought ill be getting more

Ali Zaher Al-harthy, Amazon
13 July 2013
  • Summary: I put it on my A-77 but it looked cheap. The kit lens looks much more better. With the kit lens the flash doesn't pop up but with this one it dose every time I'm indoors or even in the shade.
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Overall 8
8.0

I was prepared to be Wowd

Raymond Monk, Amazon
18 June 2013
  • Summary: This is my first piece of Ziess Glass. now Ziess made the glass I wish they made the entire thing. I agree with other post that when at 16 mm there is quite a bit of lens shadow (vignetting) at the edges of the photo. Zeiss themselves would have made sure that lens was perfect at any focal length. I rated it at a 4 for this reason.
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Overall 10
10

My basic lens

Bob a77, Adorama
14 June 2013
  • Excerpt: 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!
  • Pros: Color, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
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Good "walk around" lens

RedJack, Sony
11 June 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Much better than average imaging, looks good
  • Cons: Mediocre build quality, not sealed, not silent
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Overall 10
10

Sony SAL1680Z DT lens

Will, Crutchfield
25 May 2013
  • Summary: 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
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