Very different reviews for SAL1680Z?

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Very different reviews for SAL1680Z?
In reply to VirtualMirage, Feb 22, 2013

I've owned both as well. The 1650 is built better. I did side by side comparisons with both the lens and the results were identical (to me anyway). It really comes down to what you want, range and aperture. For me I needed 2.8 as most of my shots were indoors. I don't really miss the extra reach of the 1680, but I do have the 85mm f2.8 in my bag.

If it's an option, go to your local dealer and check them out in person. You can also rent them from

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