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

reviewer#11367 date: Oct-5-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
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:Sony 50mm F/1.8
price paid:80 GBP (used)
positive:Cheap, light
negative:Close effective distance
comment:Got this just to play with and explore macro world.

Things I liked- very light and compact, like other Sony lenses in this series, I have 50mm /1.8 and it's about the same, I don't mind about plastic mount, really don't care.

Image- need some practice, but looks like, that you can get some nice shots if light is proper, but that's the problem of photographer not lens.

Maybe the only downside is that 1:1 magnification is only inch away of object, so it's more difficult to adjust tripod and get the light where you want it. Anyway, for the price I paid, it will be in my bag for some time.

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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