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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 8
8.0

Sony 16-80Z Varop Sonnar

Archi, B&H Photo
6 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens for nearly an year,and most of my pictures were for travel, and a few closeup macro type shots. I had previously been using a Sony 18-70 mm kit zoom lens, which was satisfactory, both in picture sharpness and colour.However, when I started using the 16-80 lens, first thing I...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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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 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens

Tyson, Amazon
20 February 2013
  • Summary: For still shots, this is a great overall lens. This has been my walk-around lens on my A65 for a few months. The clarity and color were amazing compared to the kit lens. I would have given 5 stars, but the auto-focus in movie mode isn't the best for action scenes.
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Overall 8
8.0

ALMOST PERFECT

Grampa Bruce, B&H Photo
7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I've been using the Zeiss 1680Z for about two years and find it to be exceptional in terms of image quality, sharper than other lenses/brands in this price range. I agree that at 16mm the edges can be fuzzy, as well as extended to 80mm but both cases are easilly solved with a bit of cropping or an...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
  • Cons: Lens Creep, Poor construction, Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

Sharp lens!

Salt Lake, Adorama
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Great walk-around lens

Jonathan Stewart "jonathan_stewart2", Amazon
26 September 2011
  • Summary: I used this lens for about 5 months, and around 10,000 photos, before giving it to my wife and upgrading to the SAL24-70Z, the more expensive Zeiss zoom. Comparing this lens to the much more expensive 24-70, you realize that the cheaper lens is an outstanding value, but not without its shortcomings.
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Overall 8
8.0

SONY/ZEISS 16-80mm

Outafocus, B&H Photo
16 July 2011
  • Excerpt: I have owned Zeiss lenses in the past and, in comparison, this lens is somewhat dissappointing. It's hard to get used to a plastic lens with the name ZEISS on it although, I really can't say it's construction is shoddy.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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