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Sony SAL-1680Z
8.0 out of 10

Sony SAL-1680Z

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

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Reviews and Problems with Sony SAL-1680Z

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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

User Review

bj, Adorama
24 January 2012
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

MARVIN SEIGER, Adorama
23 January 2012
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

User Review

BillyBilly123, Adorama
14 August 2009
  • Excerpt: 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.
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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

User Review

BillyBilly123, Adorama
13 August 2009
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Thought ill be getting more

Ali Zaher Al-harthy, Amazon
23 June 2009
  • 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

decent but not great

Pathguy, Amazon
23 June 2009
  • 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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