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

reviewer#7665 date: Jul-6-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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:Minolta 50mm f1.7
Sony 18-70 kit lens
price paid:180 USD (new)
Nice bokeh
negative:I worry about the build quality
A bit loud
comment:I would imagine that 30mm is a bit short for photographing insects and other things that might move, but I normally photograph plants & flowers, especially indoor plants. They don't move much. :)

It's also a nice lens for everyday use. Sharper than my zooms.

At the price, it's a steal.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania