Sony 30mm F3.5 Macro E-mount lens review by 4paul
|4paul#11439 date: Nov-5-2013|
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|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|
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.