Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with A Mount
What type of photography is the Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Variable Aperture
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA is compatible with cameras that have a Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA has a maximum diameter of 72mm and total length of 83mm when not extended. It weighs 445g / 15.7 oz.
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA:
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA has a focal range of 16-80mm and 5.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-120mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS HSM C in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA With Optical Image Stabilization
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.24x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Sony Alpha mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 16mm, and a max aperture of f4.5 and minimum aperture of f29 at 80mm .
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 10 groups .
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Lens
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