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Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm zoom lens
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm zoom lens : The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens is the ultimate all-in-one zoom lens designed specifically for DSLR imaging. It’s the first professional-grade 5X zoom lens specifically designed for APS-size CCD image sensors, providing incredible precision in a single compact, easy-to-carry lens that carries you from 24mm wide-angle to 120mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). Advanced Carl Zeiss optical design and anti-flare T* Coating make this one of the most valued lenses in the world of digital photography. Enjoy using the compact, easy-to-carry Carl Zeiss SAL-1680Z lens for your next photography session. Its precise optical design will make it one of your favourites.|
Sony A100 DSLR - 10 Megapixel CCD|
The Sony Alpha A100 camera is an instant classic: the top-quality 10 Megapixel DSLR system camera that builds on a two-decade legacy of Minolta photographic leadership, accepts 20 years of A-mount lenses sold worldwide, and introduces Sony imaging innovations like high-sensitivity shooting with Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, Dynamic Range Optimizer to automatically increase detail in bright and dark picture areas, new Anti-Dust technology to keep the CCD imager clean for better pictures, and Eye-Start Auto focus system for faster camera response.
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm - Aspherical lenses
Smaller and lighter, the Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm is the only 5X zoom lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in the Sony Alpha 100 DSLR camera. Two glass-molded aspherical lens elements correct visual aberrations and improve picture quality across the entire zoom range. Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect. In auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate, and in manual focusing, a wider focus ring provides a solid, hands-on feel. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens can be preordered on October 6th, 2006.
Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm specifications
• Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom
• 5X Zoom designed specifically for DSLR APS-size CCD
• Superb performance from wide-angle to telephoto
• 2 Glass-Molded Aspherical Lenses for extra precision
• Circular Aperture for pleasing defocused effects
• Auto Clutch to stop manual focus ring rotation
• Wide focus ring for a solid feel in manual focusing
• Focal Length - 35mm Equivalent: 24 - 120 mm
• Focal Length - APS: 16 - 80 mm
• Angle of View - 35mm Equivalent: N/A
• Angle of View - APS: 83ﾟ- 20ﾟ
• Min Focus Distance: 1’ 2.4” (62 mm)
• Aperture - Maximum: f3.5 – 4.5
• Aperture - Minimum: f22 - 29
• Maximum Magnification: 0.24X
• Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups with 7 aperture blades
• Filter Diameter: 62 mm
• Dimensions: 2-7/8 x 3-3/8” (72 x 83 mm)
• Weight: 15.5 oz (440 g)
• Supplied Accessories: Front and rear lens cap, SH0005 lens hood
About Sony Group
The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. Not only do we represent a wide range of businesses, but we remain globally unique. Our aim is to fully leverage this uniqueness in aggressively carrying out our convergence strategy so that we can continue to emotionally touch and excite our customers.
About Carl Zeiss
Founded as a workshop for precision mechanics and optics in the German city of Jena in 1846, Carl Zeiss is today a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries. There are currently more then 14,000 employees in the Group. We have offices in over 30 countries and are represented in more than 100 countries, with production centers in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. The company's headquarters are located in Oberkochen, Germany, in northeastern Baden-Wuerttemberg. Our most important task, as we see it, is to enable science and technology to go beyond what man can see. "We make it visible", our corporate slogan, and our promise to our customers to open doors that were previously sealed. We are market leaders in the majority of our fields.