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

reviewer#6629 date: Dec-24-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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:Tokina ATX Pro 100 Macro
Sony SAL50M
price paid:SG$208
Friendly MFD
Versatile Prime
negative:Build Quality could be better
comment:I bought this lens instead of the 28mm prime for it's versatile role. The color and sharpness is good. Decent bokeh but not earth shattering. The lens noise will take getting used to...but then again all macro lens aint exactly quiet, right?

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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