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Sony - 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens for Most Sony NEX Compact System Cameras - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING AND AFFORDABLE MACRO LENS!

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    ReflectionsOfHisGlory
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    Since I would love to get into the world of macro photography but cannot afford to purchase the incredible Sony FE 90mm macro lens, I began to research affordable, but sharp macro lenses. After watching many YouTube videos I decided to purchased this Sony 30mm f3.5 macro lens for my Sony A6000 and am amazed at the sharp detail that it captures and how close you can get to what you are trying to photograph! It also gives you great bokeh/background blur which keeps the attention on your subject. This silver lens is more of a platinum silver just so you know, and is lightweight and very well made. I encourage you to watch some YouTube videos so that you can see just how amazing this lens really is at such an affordable price! You can also use it for much more than just macro photography. Here are two of many videos that convinced me this was well worth purchasing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Y7_DoaiGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMrjC-97T1Y

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT Macro & Street Lens

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    EvilPhish
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    The macro performance is amazingly sharp and precise, but this lens also shines as a simple street lens. Quick focusing, sharp color separation and short profile make it perfect for quick snaps while out and about without the wide-angle look of a proper landscape lens. It doesn't have a large enough aperture to be a good low-light lens, but it'll do pretty well with the ISO jacked up a little more than normal. Good construction, feels sturdy and the manual focus ring has a nice, solid grip to it. The attached photo was just a quick shot to see how it performed without a tripod in natural light. No image manipulation at all. Great lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding macro lens

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    Bartman
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    I bought the Sony 30mm Macro lens primarily to shoot flowers with my A6000. This combination has worked very well and I have taken a number of exceptional shots with it. I have been very pleased with the image quality as well as the close focus capability. I have also found the 30mm to be a useful walk around lens. I have uploaded a couple of sample pictures as they came from the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice entry level macro lens

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    val8888
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    I have an A5100 and would like to try macro photography. I got this open box + $50 gift certificate so it's quite an incentive for me to buy it. About the lens Pro The lens is quite light and it came with a hood. It can capture bugs that don't move. Cons You have to be real close to the subject to get a macro picture. Hopping bugs would jump by the time you get close to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi val8888, this lens has a short focal length thus the need for the user to get closer to his subject to capture it. I would recommend trying the SEL90M28G which is a telephoto macro lens for this type of shots. Thanks_Mitch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent macro for the price

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    NYRangers79
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    Ive gotten some decent shots with this lens. There is definitely a learning curve to it as it does not have OSS and depending on your focus mode can be all over the place as far as focus goes. If i had the money i would have opted for the 90mm macro lens. Once I learned the quirks of it you can really take some nice shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi NYRangers79, Thanks for providing this review. We appreciate it. Best regards, Zander

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good beginners Macro Lens

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    OCTRAINER
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    This Macro lens takes a little bit of patience. It doesn't focus very fast and it can be hard to get it to focus on what you want it to. When it does take a picture and when it comes out right it can be really amazing. It's fun to take pictures of ornate, intricate things such as jewelry or cars. I haven't been able to get an insect to sit still long enough to see how that goes. Enjoy your photos!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Macro Lens

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    JremmyArd
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    Purchased the lens as a Christmas gift. It has been one of the best gift I have given to my wife. She enjoys photography and has always been interested in taking it a step further. With this lens, the detail of a zoomed/close picture is incredible. Every detail is clear in the picture. It does take some time to get used to taking shots with it but if you are familiar with the camera, it shouldn't take long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Macro

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    Stephanie
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    I bought this lens hoping to use it as a Macro AND a portrait lens but it's not that great for portraits, unless you want to be inches away from your subjects' face. As for macro, it takes fabulous photos, but again, you've got to really get up close and personal with your subject, so be ready!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    RoyMor
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    I am enjoying this lens a lot. Very sharp images both indoors and out out. I use it on a Sony a6000 and you sometimes have to be a little patient with the AF but I'm getting some great images. If you want to have some fun with macro get this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looking to enlarge your small subject?

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    TimML
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    I just got this lens about two weeks ago. This lens is outstanding, I used it for photos and video. I do toy photography and product photography. It pulls up very fine details from at least five inches from the subject. Highly recommended for small items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    Bill
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    This is probably one of my favorite lenses. It does macro shots very effectively. Auto focus is a bit sloppy, but DMF and MF works perfectly with this lens. I attached a photo of my ice cream cone to this review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    tack sharp

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    Athena
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    I am still learning the ropes of tight macro work. However, this gem of a lens is great at capturing sharp details. I will certainly suggest using a tripod while shooting. Any movement tends to leave one with some unintended blur. So far, I love what I've captured using this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for macro work

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    dick
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    I bought the Sony 30mm Macro lens primarily to shoot flowers with my A6000. This combination has worked very well and I have taken a number of exceptional shots with it. I have been very pleased with the image quality as well as the close focus capability

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Macro!

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    Bones
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    This works great as a macro lens and you can also use it for general everyday shooting. You can get extremely close to subjects & stay perfectly in focus. Great lens & the price is right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens for Hobbyists

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    Peter
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    I purchased this lens for use with my Sony @6000 camera for use in taking close up photos of my various hobbies. The lens has performed quite well. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because of the sliver color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Glass I ever bought!

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    Lacy
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    This is my all in one glass and gives me great detail in my macro and full-frame photography. If you looking for that extra oomph to your pictures then this lens is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Add on lens for my Sony mirrorless

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    alms816
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    I have been playing around with lenses. So far I like it and am glad I purchased it. Some of my shots were blurry. I need to play with more once we can get some spring foliage,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens

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    RB77
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    This lens is on my Sony a6000 most of the time. It takes beautiful photos with great bokeh. I prefer it over my 50mm. There isn't another comparable lens in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Macro Lens

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    Rhymer
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    Good lens for the money. You get what you pay for here so don't expect a Leica for $250. It takes good pictures, nothing mind blowing, but if you need a decent Macro, look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Capture the details

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    JPhoto
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    This lens is a must have for anyone trying to capture the details of items. From flowers to products, this can handle it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend