Vario-Sonnar® T* DT 16–80 mm F3.5-4.5 ZA


Vario-Sonnar® T* DT 16–80 mm F3.5-4.5 ZA

The SAL1680Z is a superb single-lens solution for many APS-C format photographers. Its 35 mm equivalent 24–120 mm range may be all you'll ever need for day-to-day shooting. And of course it delivers acclaimed ZEISS® optical performance and handling, with image quality that rivals the best prime lenses at any focal length. An ideal introduction to ZEISS® quality for A-mount APS-C format bodies.
Vario-Sonnar<sup>®</sup> T* DT 16–80 mm F3.5-4.5 ZA

Treat yourself to a superb ZEISS® zoom

Acclaimed ZEISS® optical performance from 16 mm to 80 mm (24–120 mm equivalent)1, with image quality that rivals the best prime lenses at any focal length, plus outstanding handling and control. This versatile zoom lens may be all you'll ever need for day-to-day shooting with an APS-C format camera.

Compact, crisp and clear

This compact, convenient lens features two aspherical elements in a precision Vario-Sonnar® design that deliver outstanding image quality for everyday shooting. Its ability to render images with excellent sharpness and contrast throughout the frame results in totally satisfying images of any subject.

A strong performer in difficult lighting

In addition to a fundamentally high-performance optical design, extensive application of the renowned ZEISS® T* coating not only minimizes flare and ghosting for natural color reproduction, but is instrumental in achieving impressive contrast and accurate reproduction of subtle gradations as well.

Beautiful bokeh to back your subject

ZEISS® quality extends from exceptional clarity to gorgeous background bokeh that can make in-focus subjects really stand out. A 7-blade circular aperture makes it possible to produce beautifully smooth defocusing effects with natural highlights when desired.

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Lens Specifications
Mount Sony A-mount
Format APS-C
Focal Length (mm) 5/8 - 3-1/8"
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C) 24-120mm
Lens Groups / Elements 10/14
Angle of View (APS-C) 83°-20°
Maximum aperture (F) 3.5-4.5
Minimum Aperture (F) 22-29
Aperture Blades 7
Circular Aperture Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 0.35 m
Maximum Magnification ratio (x) 0.24x
Filter Diameter (mm) 62 mm
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) - (Body integrated)
Zoom system Manual zoom
Size & Weight
Dimensions (D x L) 2-7/8 x 3-3/8" (72 x 83 mm)
Weight 15.7 oz (445 g)

  • Lens hood (ALC-SH0005: petal shape, bayonet type)
  • Lens front cap
  • Lens rear cap
  • Case