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SONY ALPHA DT 30MM F2.8 MACRO LENS

Web Code: 568SON011  •  Mfr Code: SAL30M28
SONY ALPHA 30MM F2.8 MACRO LENS
Only $299.99 CAD
SONY ALPHA DT 30MM F2.8 MACRO LENS is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
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Product Highlights
  • Macro Lens for Alpha DSLR Cameras
  • 1:1 Life-size Macro Capability
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
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  • Macro Lens for Alpha DSLR Cameras
  • 1:1 Life-size Macro Capability
  • Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
  • 0.129m Minimum Focusing Distance
  • Focus on close-up objects with this macro lens
  • Ideal for close-up and portrait shots
  • Allows you to focus on close-up objects with 1:1 life-size imaging
  • In addition to a built-in Smooth Autofocus motor, this macro lens makes it easy to transform the everyday details of life into photographic works of art
  • 30mm focal length with 1:1 life-size macro capability: Offers clear, high-contrast imaging and 1:1 life-size macro shooting, with precision autofocusing from infinity down to the minimum focusing distance
  • With its 30mm focal length, it captures a wider angle of view than a 100mm macro lens, enabling users to more easily include background elements in the frame
  • SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor): SAM's focusing lens group is driven by a new Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) in the lens itself, instead of a motor in the camera body. Responding instantly to AF drive control signals from the camera, the motor delivers power with smoothness and precision
  • A minimum focusing distance of just 0.129 meters (2cm from front of lens), enables extremely close-range shooting
  • Compact, lightweight design makes it perfect for on-the-go use
  • High contrast, resolution, and image quality
  • Specifications:
  • Aperture (Max.) : f/2.8
  • Aperture (Min.) : f/22
  • Filter Diameter : 49mm
  • Focal Length : APS-C 35mm eqv. 45mm
  • Focus : Front focus SAM (Smooth AF motor)
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.4ft (0.13m)
 
 

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length: 30mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: f/2.8, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type: Sony A
Camera Format: APS-C
Angle of View: 50 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.12m
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: 1.0x
Groups/Elements: 5 Groups/6 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 7

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: No
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No

Physical

Filter Thread: 49mm
Dimensions (DxL): 1.77x1.77"
Weight: 150g

Additional Information

Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty (if purchased in Canada)
 
 
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens for the Price I've had this lens for almost a year and I love it. It takes very good photos for the price and is surprisingly durable. It has been wet and been exposed to sand and has not been affected. My favorite thing to shoot with macro lenses are flowers and this lens has not failed me. This lens is a great starter Macro lens and is good to learn Macro photography on. However, the focusing beyond 6' is a little sketchy and the SAM seems to be a little slower than I'd like. The durability of this lens is great given it's made of plastic. All in all I would definitely recommend this lens to someone who's new to DSLR photography or someone who isn't ready to buy a higher-priced Macro lens.
Date published: 2010-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think this lens is great! It's a perfect companion to my 18-55 and 75-300 lenses, especially when you want to get in EXTREMELY close to the subject. I could focus on something closer than I thought I could with this lens. It has a great bokeh effect as well. I have no complaints at all about this product, however, it is plastic, but I'm sure it's very durable. Metal or plastic, I'd still take care of my accessories and lenses well. I'd recommend this lens to ANYONE who is starting out doing macro photography, or even portraits, and it's great for the price!
Date published: 2010-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from High quality with some reservations For macros, this lens provides great image quality. You do a lot of shots handheld, due to the very short 30mm length. However, this lens will mostly need to be used for stationary object macro shots, as the close distance will scare almost any living thing away. The SAM seems to work OK, but does not seem to be much faster than the original screw drive mechanism. Surely it will provide advantages with the new NEX line of cameras. The build quality is not as great as some of the other lenses in the lineup, but it is only $200 - which makes it a great deal for the money, but *ONLY* if you are using it for macro shots and photos at close distances. Autofocus becomes very (and consistently) inaccurate beyond 6 feet, which is the major (perhaps only) reason that I would not recommend this lens.
Date published: 2010-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a fantastic addition to the lineup I've only had this for a short while but it's rapidly becoming my 'go to' lens. With a view the equivalent of 45mm , its a great walk around lens with the added bonus of being a macro. I don't have to switch lenses to get close, its got great color and sharpness. For the price its fantastic!
Date published: 2009-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Lens I have had the lens for almost a month. It is a great lens for the price. I would spend $100-$200 more for this lens. I would highly recommend this lens for all levels of photographers. I use it on my SLT A55 camera. I bought this so that I could have a lens that would get me as close to a 50MM lens on a full frame camera. It gets the job done and does it very well.
Date published: 2011-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Macro Lens For The Price This is a very good little lens! The Images come out sharp and you don't really need a tripod for every macro shot that you take. The build quality is on the low side, as it does feel a bit plasticy and cheap, but I don't have any fears of breaking it. Plus it's practically a steal when you look at the price.
Date published: 2011-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all-around lens! I had been in the market for a macro lens when I found this little beauty. For such a low price, I was blown away by the quality of the images it was giving me. I've used it for everything from portraits to landscapes to macro. It's rarely been taken off my camera since I've gotten it! If you're looking for a flexible lens but don't have the money to spend on one, this is your best choice... if you can stand a noisy AF.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good I am a beginner in macro photography so dont know a lot, but i think this lens is very good to learn more about macro. i took some photos with it, they came out pretty cool.
Date published: 2012-07-07
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