Sony Carl Zeiss 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 DT Vario-Sonnar T*

mount: A-mount
prod. code: SAL1680CZ
EAN/UPC: 4905524340723
makernote ID: 46
format: APS-C
release year: 2007
status: Current
D type lens: Yes
SLT compatible: Yes
AF Drive: In Body
focus design: internal
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): No
max. aperture: 3.5-4.5
min. aperture: 22-29
focal range(mm): 16-80
elements/group: 14/10
angle of view: 83- 20
aperture blades: 7
min. focus distance(mm): 350
filter rotate focusing: No
filter rotate zooming: No
max. magnification: 0.25x (1/4)
filter diameter(mm): 62
hood: SH0005
color: black
length(mm): 83 - 122
weight(g): 440
standard accessories: Front and rear lens cap, lens pouch, SH0005 lens hood (petal-type)

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Many lens samples have issues with AF (wide angle) so try before buy or at least good exchange policy is recommended when purchasing.
user review ratings
overall: 4.41
sharpness: 4.67
color: 4.80
build: 3.83
distortion: 4.20
flare control: 4.55
total: 215 reviews

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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 CCD image 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.

5X Zoom Range:
Smaller and lighter, it’s the only 5X zoom lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in the Sony® α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera.

Glass-Molded Aspherical Lens Elements:
Two glass-molded aspherical lens elements correct visual aberrations and improve picture quality across the entire zoom range.

Circular Aperture:
Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Auto Clutch:
In auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate -- and in manual focusing, a wider focus ring provides a solid, hands-on feel. - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania