Sony 30mm F3.5 Macro E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
reviewer#44181 date: Nov-25-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:My first macro lens so for macro's
price paid:€ 125
positive:Very good and cheap macro lens for not only macro's but also for landscapes or even portraits.
negative:For this price nothing negative. 30 mm is a bit to wide for a macro lens so you need to be very close to the subject. For flowers will be not a huge problem but for insects it's nice to have a 50 mm of larger lens.
comment:Love this lens, the colors are great, sharpness is great and 30 mm is also nice prime lens to take with you because it's almost the proportion you see with your own eyes.
I would say if you have a Sony APS-C camera buy it.
reviewer#12188 date: Mar-17-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm f2.8 macro
Sony 100mm f2.8 macro
price paid:$200 (USD) used
positive:Light, sharp, no discernible distortion.
negative:Not sure how long it will last.
comment:Ranks high on the list of "Top 10 best macro lenses for the price!" It's not quite as sharp as my Minolta 50mm f2.8 macro or my Sony 100mm f2.8 macro but it's very close. On my A6000 it's a very good walk-around lens that covers general subjects well and is always ready to get "front-element" close when necessary.
reviewer#11439 date: Nov-5-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50/3.5
"macro" switch of Minolta 28-85
"macro" switch of Minolta 35-70
price paid:200 USD used
positive:autofocuses almost to the front element
lightweight
sharp
very high resolution
negative:kinda big for what it is
no focus limiter
no focus marks
wide angle macro
comment:I bought this lens to use as a normal walkaround lens; I did not like it. My complaint was "it looks like it was designed by a computer".
Of course for a macro lens that is precisely what you want - flat field, high resolution, neutral color.
Using this as a dedicated macro is great, except that it is a wide angle macro so it is difficult or impossible to isolate a subject, or sneak up on anything which moves.
Autofocus works up to the lens hood - amazing!
The lens hood is a brilliant design, and has prevented me banging the glass many times.
If this were a 100mm macro it would be legendary.
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.67
  • color: 4.00
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.60

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