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

reviewer#6893 date: Feb-10-2010
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:50/1.7
18-55 kit
price paid:150 (used)
positive:-Sharp, especially when stepped down a stop.
negative:-Plastic build feels cheap
-AF hunts in low light.
-Slow and noisy AF.
-No focus limiter
comment:Plastic build feels pretty cheap. On the plus side it's really light.
Good range for a "walk-around" prime. $50 cheaper than Sony 28mm. Probably a better option than the Minolta/Sony 28mm/2.8s for APS-C users.

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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