Sony E-Mount APS-C 30mm f/3.5 Prime Close-up Macro Lens

Model Number: SEL30M35
Web Code: 10383201

Sony E-Mount APS-C 30mm f/3.5 Prime Close-up Macro Lens

Overview

The Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 macro lens offers optical performance in a compact, lightweight form. Featuring a constant f/3.5 maximum aperture, Optical SteadyShot, and fast autofocus, this macro lens delivers up to 1:1 magnification for extremely detailed close-ups with gorgeous background bokeh, for incredibly beautiful images.

Overview

The Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 macro lens offers optical performance in a compact, lightweight form. Featuring a constant f/3.5 maximum aperture, Optical SteadyShot, and fast autofocus, this macro lens delivers up to 1:1 magnification for extremely detailed close-ups with gorgeous background bokeh, for incredibly beautiful images.

Close for comfort

  • Offering a 30mm (45mm on an APS-C sensor) wide angle view, this lens gives you a great focal length for landscapes. Plus, with a minimum focusing distance of 0.095m and 1:1 magnification, this lens is ideal for macro photography and extreme close-ups.
  • This wide angle macro lens delivers a constant f/3.5 maximum aperture, making it ideal for low light situations. It delivers a shallow depth of field so your close-ups get gorgeous background bokeh for that added artistic flare.

Keep your focus

  • Macro photography can be tricky. Small insects or tiny creatures aren't necessarily going to sit still for you. So when you need to move your camera to follow a butterfly or quickly track a jumping cricket, Sony's lens-based Optical SteadyShot image stabilization works to prevent image blur.
  • Whether you're trying to capture the pattern in the wings of a dragonfly or a portrait of your laughing baby, quick autofocusing is crucial. The lens' internal focusing system achieves fast autofocusing so you get sharp, detailed photos.
  • You don't want a noisy camera, especially when you're trying to photograph small creatures. Thankfully, the internal autofocus stepping motor offers smooth and silent autofocusing. So when you're photographing animals and insects the sound of your autofocus motor won't spook them. Quiet autofocus is also great when you're recording video so you don't get the autofocus motor noise in your movie.
  • Unleash your artistic side with the 9-blade circular aperture. When defocusing the background to create a bokeh effect, the circular aperture creates round blurred defocused points of light instead of the usual and less appealing polygonal shape. Plus the constant f/3.5 maximum aperture offers smooth, natural defocusing and a shallow depth of field.

Quality optics

  • The aspherical lens design reduces spherical aberrations delivering high sharpness and contrast resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality. The design also reduces the overall number of elements needed so you get a more compact, lightweight wide angle lens.
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) glass reduces chromatic aberration, providing superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. So you get stunning images with exceptional colour quality and higher resolution.

Optics

Lens Type
Macro
Lens Mount
Sony E
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
45 mm
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
50°
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
2.4 cm; 0.095 m
Maximum Magnification
1.0x
Macro
Yes

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Internal Focusing
Focusing Motor
Internal Stepping Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
6/7
Diaphragm Blades
7 (Circular)
Stabilization
Not Applicable

Physical Features

Colour
Silver
Body Construction
Aluminium Alloy; Plastic
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Attachment Type
Cap
Filter Size
49 mm
Maximum Diameter
62 mm
Maximum Length
55.5 mm
Weight
138 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Sony
Sony
ILCE5000LB; ILCE5000LW; ILCE5100LW; ILCE5100LB; ILCE6000LB; ILCE6000LW; ILCE6000LS; ILCE7B; ILCE7KB; ILCE7M2K
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Reviewer Recommendation

98%

Of the 135 reviewers who responded, 132 would recommend this product.

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  • Excellent lens for the price
    Reviewed by luke72 - 21 juin 2017

    I am just an amateur when it comes to photography, but I have really enjoyed using this lens for closeups of flowers, insects, etc. I love just how close I can get and still get a great looking picture. On the flip side, I've even used this lens for portraits with great results. The photos I've included are some of my favorites as a beginner. Only the first two photos have had some minor enhancing done in editing. The others are JPEGs straight from the camera.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great thing, nice to use
    Reviewed by Dalia G - 12 septembre 2014

    It's a great macro lens. Great quality of photos, it's also sharp. I'm happy that it's also quite small, so doesn't make any problems often carrying it with me. The only drawback that I know is slow autofocus. And often when I want to focus on something rather small it doesn't get it.

    Review originally posted on sony.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens is Great Buy
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Instructor17 - 5 octobre 2020

    I purchased the Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens to use with my Sony a6000 mirrorless digital camera: I love close-up photos. The lens is light and offers full functionality with my a6000 - another reason I chose this lens. Additionally, the price (slightly less than $300) fit my budget. I was not disappointed. The Sony 30mm f/3.5 macro lens provides clear sharp images (please see accompanying photos). Of course, because the focal distance is much shorter than non-macro lenses you have to get very close to the photo subject, Practice is needed to capture the desired images. Also, this macro lens, as with most macro lenses, is difficult to use if your subject moves a lot - butterflies, for example. But, it can be done; just know it takes a lot of patience. Although I haven't personally used it for a portrait lens, I understand it does a good job for those situations. Overall, I am happy with the Sony 30mm f/3.5 macro lens.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • This is a good lens
    Reviewed by Nyoongen7 - 19 juillet 2017

    This is original file Im just try to use this lens to hunting

    Review originally posted on sony.com


  • great budget-friendly macro
    Verified BuyerReviewed by jroussell - 11 juillet 2020

    This lens pairs perfectly with my Sony a6000! SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT by the way... Helpful tip: just keep in mind - you'll likely need a TRIPOD to use this lens to reduce camera shake.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

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