Sony 30mm F3.5 Macro E-mount lens review by OG1

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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 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.

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 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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