Sony AF DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM A-mount lens review by The Toots
|The Toots#12096 date: Jan-20-2015|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 50mm Macro 2.8|
|negative:||It's plastic fantastic|
|comment:||I used this lens for a few years when i had the a35 & a65. For the money it's a great lens. It's sharp, easy to use and has the usual Sony colour.|
Achieving 1:1 means the lens has to be about an inch away from the subject, which will cast shadows and give you a razor thin DoF (which has it's own pros and cons), similarly, if you're wanting to photograph insects they'll mostly likely be spooked by having a lens that close to them, if not the noisy AF will probably disturb them. I wouldn't recommend it for wildlife but for objects, product etc it's very good.
If i'd have paid £500+ i'd be annoyed, but i didn't, so i was very happy with this lens and was sad to see it go.