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Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5

Standard macro prime lens for APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras

2 Reviews

Overview

Our take on the Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5

Discover new worlds of photographic detail with this macro lens from Sony. Designed to work exclusively with their NEX-series cameras and camcorders, it lets you take razor-sharp, lifelike close-ups that showcase the nuances of your subject — from the soft details in a baby's face to the faint lines in a flower petal. Its 30mm focal length and excellent image quality make it a fantastic choice for all-around shooting, too.

Discover new worlds of photographic detail with this macro lens from Sony. Designed to work exclusively with their NEX-series cameras and camcorders, it lets you take razor-sharp, lifelike close-ups that showcase the nuances of your subject — from the soft details in a baby's face to the faint lines in a flower petal. Its 30mm focal length and excellent image quality make it a fantastic choice for all-around shooting, too.

The SEL30M35 performs equally well when capturing video. Thanks to an internal stepping motor and rear-focusing design, its smooth, quiet operation makes it the silent partner you need for high-quality movie making. Plus, the filter mount doesn't rotate during focusing, providing hassle-free use of polarized filters.

I am not a pro photographer by any means, but I have owned several expensive type cameras. This lens rates up there with some of the expense lenses that I have purchased in the past. The glass clarity is phenomenal.

Joe, Houston, TX

What's in the Box:

  • E30 F3.5 Macro (E-mount) lens
  • 49mm Lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions before using booklet
  • Warranty sheet

Product Highlights:

  • 30mm f/3.5 macro lens (SEL30M35)
  • effective focal length: 45mm with APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
  • direct manual focus overrides autofocus manual focusing after AF lock-on without the need for any switching
  • maximum magnification ratio: 1:1
  • minimum focus distance: 3-7/8"
  • minimum working distance: approx. 1"
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
  • three aspherical lens elements and one extra-low dispersion glass element for high contrast images with minimal chromatic aberration and color bleeding
  • filter/attachment size: 49mm
  • lens is 2-1/2" in diameter, 2-1/4" long
  • weight: 4.8 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps
Reviews

Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

Great Lens

Written by: Joe from Houston, TX on October 19, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am not a pro photographer by any means, but I have owned several expensive type cameras. This lens rates up there with some of the expense lenses that I have purchased in the past. The glass clarity is phenomenal.

Pros: Great glass clarity

Cons: Price

Sony 30mm f3.5 maco

Written by: Zeegee from NY,NY on March 17, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fast focus, sharp, reasonable size...on the Nex 5n it serves as a easy carry companion

Pros: Fast focus, sharp, reasonable size, light weight

Cons: Could be more compact

Details

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 manual

  • E30 F3.5 Macro (E-mount) lens
  • 49mm Lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions before using booklet
  • Warranty sheet

Product Research

Features

Optics: The Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro lens is compatible with the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 45mm, 1:1 magnification ratio, and a 50° field of view. It also has a smooth and quiet Auto Focus operation.

Focusing: The lens can be used with the NEX-series cameras in the auto-focus, direct manual focus, or manual focus modes. It is also compatible with auto-focus when shooting movies. You can switch between focusing modes in the camera menu.

Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions: Diameter=2.441", Length=2.742" (3.242" with lens caps).

Specifications:

Lens E 30mm F3.5
35mm Equivalent 40mm
Angle of View 50°
Minimum Focus 3.84"
Filter Diameter 49mm
f-stop F3.5 maximum
F22 minimum
Weight 4-7/8 ounces

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