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Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Camera Lens - SAL-30M28

Abt Model: SAL30M28 | UPC Code: 027242750876
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DT 30mm f/2.8 SAM/ Smooth And Silent AF Operation With Built-In Motor (SAM)/ 35mm Focal Length Equivalent/ 45mm/ 0.13m Closest Focus Distance/ Black Finish
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Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Camera Lens, Model SAL30M28

With a macro lens, you gain entry to another dimension. Focus on close-up objects with 1:1 life-size imaging with the SAL35M28 macro lens with a built-in Smooth Autofocus motor. With a 35mm equivalent of 45mm, this macro lens makes it easy to transform the everyday details of life into photographic works of art, ideal for close-up and portrait shots.

Features:

  • Small size, light weight, Macro Lens
  • Sony® alpha mount for APS-C size DSLR
  • DT 30mm f/2.8 SAM
  • Smooth & silent AF operation with built-in Motor (SAM)
  • 35mm focal length equivalent
  • 45mm
  • Closest focus distance: 0.13m

Specifications:

Optics/Lens

  • Aperture (Max.): f/2.8
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.4ft (0.13m)
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): APS-C 35mm eqv. 45mm

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Front focus SAM (Smooth AF motor)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5.3 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Price (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great all-around lens!

      By Tokokono

      from Columbus, OH

      Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM 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.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      In the market for a good macro lense

      By Lynndi227

      from Detroit, MI

      Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

      I am looking for a good macro lens that I can also use as a prime lens. I read a lot of reviews on this particular lens, and they're mostly all great reviews. I know that with this lens you can get as close as about 4 inches to your subject, but what is the maximum focal length? How far away can I get from my subject and still get a crisp, clear photo? Thanks.

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      4.0

      pretty good

      By qwert123

      from nj

      Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

      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.

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      5.0

      Great buy

      By gnica87

      from West Palm Beach, FL

      Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

      I bought this yesterday, I simply love it. Using it, attached with the LA-EA1 adapter and NEX-7. Love love love it.

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      5.0

      Great starter macro lens

      By Juancho

      from San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America

      Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

      Replaced a stolen lens with the same, great value, super photos

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Little Lens

      By HobbyPhotog

      from Atlanta, GA

      Pros

      • Light
      • price

      Cons

      • NA

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM 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.

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        5.0

        30mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

        By longterm

        from Clarksburg, MD

        Pros

        • Fits the DSLRA330L like a glove

        Cons

        • Have not found any.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

          Very good addition to the DSLRA330L. Just about the right weight to make it easy to use.

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          4.0

          Good Macro Lens For The Price

          By jadgl968

          from Philadelphia, PA

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Image Quality
          • Light
          • price

          Cons

          • Low build quality
          • Small Working Distance

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

            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.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Lens for the Price

            By tswells817

            from Bethany Beach, DE

            Pros

            • durability
            • Lightweight
            • price

            Cons

            • Focusing beyond 6'

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

              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.

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              5.0

              I think this lens is ...

              By harry2cold

              from Altus, OK

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony 30mm F2.8 MACRO SAM Lens:

                  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!

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