Sony-Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5

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One of the attractions of the Sony system is availability of the superb Carl Zeiss zoom lenses. Famed for their excellent contrast and sharpness, these lenses have a different ‘look’ than the standard Sony zooms, with slightly different color and great clarity.

The 16-80mm provides an extremely useful focal length and is a superb ‘walk-around’ lens.

Only Works With: Sony crop sensor cameras such as the A58, A77, A65.

Please Note: this is for crop sensor (DX) Alpha cameras only.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

A very nice, standard range walk-around lens. It is very sharp with excellent contrast and colors, like all of the Zeiss-Sony zooms. It does get a bit sharper stopped down 1 stop, but is certainly acceptable wide open. I really like the size of the lens, which makes it a great choice on a crop-frame camera for an everyday zoom.

Filter Size
72mm (nonrotating front element)
1.0 lb (without tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.2 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (crop frame)
83 to 18.5 degrees
Zoom method
Barrel Extending
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Full time active,
Aperture Blades
7, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare and Ghosting
minimal ghosting, minimal loss of contrast
Sony Alpha

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $7.00 $47.00 $54.00 $18.00
4 days $8.00 $50.00 $58.00 $14.50
7 days $10.00 $67.00 $77.00 $11.00
10 days $14.00 $90.00 $104.00 $10.40
14 days $18.00 $117.00 $135.00 $9.64
21 days $24.00 $157.00 $181.00 $8.62
30 days $30.00 $198.00 $228.00 $7.60
45 days $39.00 $258.00 $297.00 $6.60
60 days $45.00 $302.00 $347.00 $5.78
90 days $58.00 $389.00 $447.00 $4.97
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $47.00 $15.67
4 days $50.00 $12.50
7 days $67.00 $9.57
10 days $90.00 $9.00
14 days $117.00 $8.36
21 days $157.00 $7.48
30 days $198.00 $6.60
45 days $258.00 $5.73
60 days $302.00 $5.03
90 days $389.00 $4.32

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