Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5

Macro lens for Sony NEX-series cameras and camcorders

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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.

Product Highlights:

  • 30mm f/3.5 macro lens (SEL30M35)
  • effective focal length: 45mm with Sony NEX-series cameras and camcorders
  • 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
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Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps

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Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 Reviews

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Great Lens

Written By Joe, Houston, TX on Friday, October 19, 2012

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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, NY,NY on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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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

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What's in the box?

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

Features and Specs

Brand Compatibility Sony
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 30mm
Maximum Aperture F3.5
Weight 4.875 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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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).


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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