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Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

BH #SO3035 • MFR #SEL30M35
Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 45mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • One ED and Three Aspherical Elements
Move in close to capture stunning details with the E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens from Sony. Designed to work with APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this lens offers a normal-length 45mm equivalent focal length that makes it useful for a wide variety of subjects and its unique macro capabilities mean it's also well-suitable for close focusing on nearby subjects.
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Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact and Close-Focusing
  • 3Macro Capabilities and Focusing
  • 4Optical Design
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Compact and Close-Focusing

Move in close to capture stunning details with the E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens from Sony. Designed to work with APS-C-format E-mount cameras, this lens offers a normal-length 45mm equivalent focal length that makes it useful for a wide variety of subjects and its unique macro capabilities mean it's also well-suitable for close focusing on nearby subjects.

Macro Capabilities and Focusing

  • True macro design affords a life-size, 1:1 magnification ratio along with a 3.7" minimum focusing distance and a 0.9" minimum working distance for capturing close-ups of your subjects.
  • Internal focusing design helps contribute to fast autofocusing speeds and prevents the lens' overall length from changing during use, helping to keep a consistent working distance when photographing close-up subjects.
  • Aperture range of f/3.5 to f/22 allows for operation in a wide range of shooting situations and enables photographers to better control depth of field.

Optical Design

  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Three aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Specs

Focal Length30mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 45mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View50°
Minimum Focus Distance3.74" / 9.5 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.44 x 2.19" / 61.98 x 55.63 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.18" / 55.3 mm
Weight4.87 oz / 138 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 3.5 x 3.45"

Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Reviews

Great macro lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-27

I have been using this lens both by itself and with two extension tubes to take macro photos of a number items. I use a tripod and a focusing rail and the stacked photos are very good. At f/22 I am getting single photos that are sharp. I am ver satisfied with the lens and recommend it.

Amazing macro quality

By Cheynice
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-04

I've been looking for a macro lens that doesn't break the bank. When I stumbled across this lens, I was hesitant because the price was too good to be true being that it was a Sony manufactured lens. I'm extremely happy with this purchase. It's a compact lens and it's perfect for wedding details, especially the ring shots! My clients were thrilled with the images I captured with this macro.

Good overall lens that can get real close too!

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-02

I'm a hobbyist just starting macro photography, and I've had a pretty good experience using this on my a6000. It's lightweight and not very clunky, so it's very easy to handle. I love the versatility of being able to capture something far away and then getting really really close without changing lenses. Manual focusing can be a bit of a burden, it takes a lot of turning to shift focus from far away to up close.

Great!

By Duck230
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-31

Great lens for the price. Light, fast, quiet and macro ...

great entry level macro lens!

By Margaret
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-26

wow this was an amazing lens to get started with macro, especially if you are on a budget. it doesn't have image stabilization but nothing a tripod won't fix. if you have full sunlight i actually found hand held works just as well. be aware that 30mm focal length is short and it will block out light in most situations. i liked to use this lens outside since the sun was much better than artificial light. overall i had no problems and loved working with this lens.

Macro Magic!

By oskiwoski
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-19

Depth of field, clarity and speedy. This lens won't fail in any situation.

Love this lens!

By Sarah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-23

I really wanted a Macro lens for my Sony alpha a7, but have been holding off because as a hobby I didn't need to spend $700 for a lens. I came across this one and finally got to use it and it's Amazing! We raised caterpillars this year and I was so happy that I could get beautiful photos of them. I bought a used one and I can tell you that I would never have thought it was used, it looked brand new. Seriously, great lens at such an affordable price.

Wonderful

By Felicia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-27

Very compact, user friendly lens

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Answered by: Tashema H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this 30mm APS-C lens transfer image to a full frame sensor at 45mm? Will it still be able to go 1:1 on Full Frame sensor? What would min focus be on a Full Frame?
Asked by: GREGORY
This lens will be 45mm equivalent on a full frame Sony FE mount sensor camera. The issue is that less than half of the available megapixels will be used. It will be 1:1 and minimum focusing distance will be the same as on APS-C sensor. Minimum focusing distance and magnification does not change with sensor size.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-10-08

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Can this lens work ontop a wide angle lens such as the SONY SEL16F28?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. Use of this lens requires you to remove your existing lens. They do not stack.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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can i trade my kit lens (16-50mm lens) in for this Macro lens?
Asked by: Douglas S.
Nope
Answered by: Pramod A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can anyone recommend a how-to resource for using ...

Can anyone recommend a how-to resource for using this lens with Sony A6000? For example, when I press the shutter button, it zooms out.
Asked by: jeff
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Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-05-19

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Asked by: Anonymous
There is no image stabilization in the Sony 30mm f/3.5.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can this lens be used to copy 35mm slides?

Can this lens be used to copy 35mm slides?
Asked by: Paul
Yes, you can copy slides with this lens. Just make sure you have a good back light source and tripod.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-07

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For macro work (with a Nex-6), does this lens have any advantages over the Zeiss Tuit 50mm f/2.8, besides the lower price?
Asked by: Jeff S.
NoThe 50mm is better.
Answered by: Johay A.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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