Among the poorer-handling zooms here, with sluggish, noisy AF and uneven zoom and manual-focusing actions, this lens makes up for it optically. In our tests, it was plenty sharp, with Imperceptible distortion at two of three tested focal lengths

Standout Spec: Tough, all-metal construction.

Product Specifications

Lens Type: Zoom
Compatibility: Digital Only
Range: Wide Angle, Normal
Auto Focus: Yes
Full-Time Manual Focus Override: No
Silent AF: No
Zoom: Yes
Minimum Focal Length: 16 mm
Maximum Focal Length: 80 mm
Fastest Aperture: f/3.5
Slowest Aperture: f/29.0
Image Stabilization: No
Elements: 14
Groups: 10
Filter Size: 62 mm
Length: 3.3 inches
Weight: 16.0 ounces
Price: $750.00
Tripod Collar: No
Included Case: No
Macro: No
Tilt/Shift: No
Model Number:

Tested Review

Lens Test: Sony Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Vario-Sonnar T* AF