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Sony SAL30M28 30mm f/2.8 SAM

Wide-angle macro prime lens for Sony A-mount DSLR cameras

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About the Sony SAL30M28 30mm f/2.8 SAM

Compose dramatic photographs that showcase the nuances of your subject — from the soft details in a baby's face to the faint lines in a flower petal. This 30mm lens lets you take razor-sharp, lifelike closeup shots. Plus, its focal length and large f/2.8 aperture make it ideal for all-around shooting and creating pleasantly blurred backgrounds that make your subjects stand out.

Product highlights:

  • 30mm f/2.8 Sony macro lens
  • compatible with Sony digital SLR cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 30mm with full-frame digital cameras
    • 45mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • minimum focus distance: 5-1/8"
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
  • attachment/filter diameter: 49mm
  • lens is 2-13/16" in diameter, 2-1/8" long
  • weight: 5.25 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • front and rear lens caps
  • MFR # SAL30M28

What's in the box:

  • DT30mm F2.8 Macro SAM lens (Model SAL30M28) with attached front and rear lens caps
  • Operating Instructions
  • Precautions Before Using
  • Limited warranty sheet

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Sony has done it again...

Dan from Taneytown, MD on 2/28/2017

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This is a lens that you need to own. The quality is superior and the value is great. You will not be disappointed, once you begin to use it, you will continue to use and it will become your favorite lens. Sony has done a tremendous job in creating this product...!

Pros: This is an awesome lens that you need to have in your collection.

Cons: None...

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Beautiful lens

Matt from Denver, CO on 2/6/2017

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Can't beat the price for the image quality. Beautifully sharp detail and strong bokeh. Good for portraits and macro, but you'll have to be right up on the material for the 1:1

Pros: Cheap, quality, sharp, smooth focus, quiet

Cons: Shallow depth of field (could be pro though)

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sony sal30m28 30mm f/2.8 macro

rj from Colorado on 7/19/2015

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from 1x1 focus to 5.1in. to 6ft. clarity /detail is something else!!! price is great... this is my fourth Sony lens... next maybe 50mm f1.8... favorite all around lens the 3.5-6.3/18-250mm lens....TKANK YOU SONY'

Pros: it's Sony ....with Sony quality!!!

Cons: none.. it's a Sony

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sony lens

allie from baraboo, wi on 12/15/2014

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Overall pleased with this lens



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Sony SAL30M28 30mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

BOB P from NYC on 3/11/2012

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Excellent lens - exactly what I was looking for to take macro shots of watches I am listing online for sale. Can get incredibly close-up to show the smallest detail. Couldn't be better!

Pros: Ease of use. Clarity of pictures. Close-up capability.

Cons: None.

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More details on the Sony SAL30M28 30mm f/2.8 SAM

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Features & specs

Mount Type Sony A-mount
Sensor Size APS-C
Image Stabilization No
Lens Type Wide Angle/Macro
Focal Length 30mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Weight 5.25 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Sony SAL30M28 is a small, lightweight wide angle macro lens that features a large aperture (f/2.8) and fixed focal length of 30mm (APS-C 35mm equivalent of 45mm) which makes it ideal for portrait shots, as well as close up photography.

DT Lens Design: The DT Lens is a compact, lightweight lens designed specifically for the APS-size CCD imager used in most Sony Alpha-series DSLR cameras.

Note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the Sony DSLR-A900.

Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM): The built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) eliminates the need to use a mechanical coupling system in the camera body to transfer auto focus (AF) drive power and control signals to the lens. Instead, AF control signals from the camera body are sent to the lens-mounted SAM unit, which drives the focusing lens group directly, helping to assure smooth AF response.

Manual Focus: To focus manually using this auto-focus lens, set the camera body to manual focus and adjust the focus ring on the lens. The shooting distance scale, located on the barrel of the lens, is graduated in inches and feet as well as meters from 5.1" (0.129m) to infinity. For accurate manual focusing, look through the viewfinder while rotating the focusing ring.

Flash Precautions: When using a built-in camera flash, you will have to shoot from at least 1 meter (3.3') away from your subject. With certain lens/flash combinations, the lens may partially block the light of the flash, resulting in a shadow at the bottom of the picture. To prevent the shadows from appearing, use of a Ring Light, Macro Twin Flash kit, or a Macro Light Adapter is recommended.

Vignetting: When you use the lens, the corners of the screen may become darker than the center. To reduce this phenomena (called vignetting), you should close the aperture by 1-2 stops.

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Reviews [ Juan  May 09, 2017 ]
Did some research and this was my choice of macro lens... [ Dan  Feb 15, 2017 ]

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Will this lens work on a Pentax k-50,and a k-30? Thank you.
[ annie  Apr 25, 2015 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with other cameras. They will be able to check the cameras and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Jeff  May 01, 2015 ]  Staff

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