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

reviewer#45782 date: Oct-26-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:€37
positive:1:1 macro, great fov as a'50'mm lens on ff
negative:it feels a bit cheap
autofocus at infinity is quite hard, the arae for infinity on the focus ring is so narrow that when the autofocus motor stops you can just wiggle it in and out of focus. (which means not so good auto focus on far objects.)
comment:this lens is to me just amazing! i heard almost everywhere to pick up an 50mm f1.7. but the thing with that is that it is to narrow form me (i only use apsc). so i saw ths lens for a good price and thought why not? it is macro so schould be pretty sharp, it has desent AF and schould be like an 50mm but for apsc. and you know what i am verry happy i did buy this need litle lens, it is indead a nice focal length to have!

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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