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

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Designed for use with most Sony NEX compact system cameras with an E-mount, this Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 lens enables you to capture crisp, detailed macro photos and videos. DMF (direct manual focus) lets you attain precise focusing results.

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What's Included


  • Lens cap, rear lens cap
  • Owner's manual
  • Petal lens hood (ALC-SH113)
  • Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens for Most Sony NEX Compact System Cameras

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (75 out of 75)

Features


Compatible with most Sony NEX compact system cameras with an E-mount

For use with your existing device.

DMF (direct manual focus)

Enables you to focus manually after AF lock-on without the need for switching, so you can achieve precise results. An easy-grip focus ring lets you make adjustments.

Internal stepping motor

Along with a rear-focusing design ensures optimal performance when shooting video footage.

Fixed filter mount

Offers easy polarized filter use.

30mm focal length (35mm equivalent 45mm)

Allows you to shoot detailed macro footage.

1x maximum magnification (APS-C)

Lets you capture close-ups of flowers, insects and other small objects.

f/22 minimum aperture and f/3.5 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear images.

7 elements with 3 aspheric surfaces in 6 groups

Along with 7 circular aperture blades for performance shooting. A G4 element constructed from ED glass helps minimize chromatic aberration and color bleeding.


Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
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Expert Rating

5

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING AND AFFORDABLE MACRO LENS!

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    Posted
    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

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good beginners Macro Lens

    Posted
    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 for Macro

    Posted
    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 Macro Lens

    Posted
    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

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 5 out of 5January 17, 2012
    Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro SEL30M35 Review
    For a very portable macro experience, the Sony 30mm ƒ/3.5 is one of the few options in the NEX lineup, offering about as much bang as you would expect for its price tag. With good results for sharpness, corner shading and distortion, the onlyFull Review



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