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Sony SAL-1680Z
8.2 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 6
6.0

decent but not great

Pathguy, Amazon
28 May 2015
  • Summary: been using this lens with sony a77 and a77ii for over 3 years. it's a good general purpose zoom lens, but not a pro quality lens. there are very noticeable vignette and chromatic aberration at 16mm, though both can be correct in photoshop lightroom.
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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. You get what you pay for
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Overall 6
6.0

SAL1680z Review

Jack, Crutchfield
3 March 2013
Overall 6
6.0

the lens was not as sharp as i wanted

bj, Adorama
24 January 2012
  • Excerpt: did not think the lens was tack sharp
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Reliability 2
2.0

SAL-1680 Sharpness VS life expectancy

Poulpry22, Sony
26 March 2011
  • Summary: I'm a long time Minolta user and unconditional supporter (since 1971 : 3 SRT 101, 1 XG, 2 Maxuum 9000), and did enjoy a lot the five Sony Cybershot , so when Sony released its Alpha 700, I went for it with a SAL 1680 (SN 3823746),,,, and I did appreciate to be able to use again my 300 mm, macro...
  • Pros: Sharpness and apparently a good deal price wise
  • Cons: Light construction, quick wearing
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Overall 6
6.0

Average Lens, Overpriced. I am underwhelmed.

E. Qaisar "EJQ", Amazon
12 November 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this lens alongwith Sony SLT A55V a few days back. It is an ok lens, but given its price and "Zeiss" label I would have expected much better results. It is neither sharp nor are the colors great nor is the build quality great.
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Overall 6
5.5
Design 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Reliability 6
6.0

Nice optics, poor construction (zoom creep!)

BillyBilly123, Sony
14 August 2009
  • Summary: This is a nice lens that covers an attractive zoom range. It is nice and sharp all around with good colour and contrast. A good walk-around lens. But at this price the build is a little embarrassing. The zoom creeps down when only slightly turned downward. Sony should fix this problem.
  • Pros: Sharp at most settings, nice colour, nice range
  • Cons: Poor build, zoom creep shouldn't happen for this price!
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent resolution, poor vignetting

steveh71, Sony
31 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent resolution, but unacceptable vignetting at 16mm f3.5. Images at all apertures display noticeable reduction in corner exposure. Although this can be reduced in image processing software, it should not be present in a lens of this quality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp optics, but high price, average build and dated design

Mr Baz, Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: I've owned and used a few of these over the years most recently purchased one last year to add to my A mount collection. There is a lot to like about this lens, released in 2007 just after Sony took over from Minolta this was a much sought after lens copying the Sony R1's focal range onto the Alpha...
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Overall 6
6.0

naja

Cheffe, Amazon
21 February 2013
  • Summary: Habe mein 16-80 Zeiss seit etwas über 3 Jahren ... es macht tolle Bilder - mein 16-50 macht Bessere und: hatte es eben zum Tausch der vorderen Linsengruppe, da sich die Verklebung der Linsen löste und somit der Randbereich der vorderen Linsengruppe eintrübte --- Reparatur: 270,-€ ...
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