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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 ZA MTF Chart

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 ZA MTF Chart

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 ZA optical design

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 ZA optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 2007

Optical design: 14 elements in 10 groups (2 ASf)

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Average price: $1047

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
16mm - 80mmf/3.5 - f/4.5f/2270.3562440/15,583/3,3

Additional information:

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

- DT-series lens is only for the APS-C cameras.

- Focal distance of a lens when recalculated to 35mm is 24-120mm.

- Angle of view for the crop-factor cameras through diagonal is 83° - 20°

- Inner focusing, front element doesn’t rotate

- Maximum magnification: 0.24x

- Leaf-type hood and soft-cover are included in set

- Round diaphragm of 7 blades (not 9 as usually Zeiss lenses have)

- Filter diameter: 72mm

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 3,5-4,5/16-80 ZA (by classification Sony SAL-1680Z) is the only prosumer zoom for the APS-C cameras from a well-known german manufacturer. Small size and wide range of zooming makes this lens a multi-purpose solution for the interior work, portrait work and landscape photography. Lens has two aspherical elements.

Zeiss T* multicoating effectively removes flare and reflexes that disappear even when shooting in backlight. Images provided by Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80 mm  f/ 3.5-4.5 have high contrast, vivid colors, high definition and nice bokeh. By its technical characteristics is comes very close to the professional G-type lens.

Zeiss optics resolution fully unlocks the potential of 10-14 Mpix image sensors used on a crop-factor 1.5x modern Sony dSLR cameras. Images provided by this lens are very sharp.


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Posted by: a2012   Date of publication: 01.10.2010



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Mechanical quality3.673
Optical quality5.003
Usability4.003
Pricing / Value3.003
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