Sony Alpha Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA lens

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
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Maker Sony, Carl Zeiss
Key features
Ultrasonic motor No
Technical data
Type Zoom
Focal length 16-80mm
Aperture (max/min) f/3.5 - f/22
Construction 10 groups / 14 elements
# Diaphragm blades 7 circular
Close focus distance 0.35 m
Max. magnification 0.24x
Max. diameter 72 mm
Max. length 122 mm
Weight 445 g
Filter diameter 62 mm
Lens hood Composite Metal-plastic bayonet-mount flower
Introduced 2007
Retail info
MSRP US$ 700

The Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16–80 mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA (SAL-1680Z) is a high-quality zoom lens compatible with cameras using the Sony α, and Minolta AF lens mounts. It was designed and is manufactured by Sony in Japan in collaboration with Carl Zeiss.

The lens is designed specifically for use with APS-C sized image sensors, and thus will result in vignetting on 35 mm (full frame) cameras. When the 1.5× crop factor of current Sony digital single-lens reflex cameras is considered, the lens has an effective equivalent 24–120 mm focal length.

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