Sony AF DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM A-mount lens review by mgjsmith

reviewer#10548 date: Sep-28-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50/2.8 Macro
price paid:
positive:Sharp, light and inexpensive.
negative:None as yet
comment:I bought this lens around the same time as purchasing the Sony 85/2.8. I am really pleased with this lens both for it's close-up performance and as a moderate wide-angle. The lens makes a great companion to the Sony 85/2.8 as part of a lightweight walk around kit with the NEX-7.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 40
  • sharpness: 4.69
  • color: 4.63
  • build: 3.43
  • distortion: 4.48
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.34 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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