This Sony 30mm F/3.5 Mirrorless Bundle comes with $43.89 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 49mm, Adorama Cleaning Kit, and a Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey. Test 1
The Alpha SEL30M35 NEX macro lens (30mm focal length, f/3.5 maximum aperture) ensures excellent image quality throughout the entire image area. Featuring ED glass in the G4 element, chromatic aberration and color bleeding are minimized, while multi-coating throughout makes for an exceptionally clear rendering. Direct Manual Focus mode allows you to manually override Auto Focus mode for complete creative control. And thanks to an internal stepping motor and rear-focusing design, this macro lens performs equally as well when shooting video, ensuring smooth, quiet operation and precise focus control essential for high-quality movie capture.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I was spoiled by my previous camera (a DSLR) because I was able to get a decent macro zoom that served almost all my needs. With the NEX-7, things were not so simple. The 55-210 has a minimum focus distance of 1 m! So in order to get close, I had to spring for yet another lens. This one does do the job nicely, although it's a bit of a pain having to switch lenses often. Good: I can get as close as I want and get a blurred background. No more getting 1 m away and then zooming in. Less good: I often have to use manual focus (DMF) since it tends to want to focus on something in the background. Also, no stabilization.
Great addition to my NEX lenses. Sharp and clear with great color. Very pleased. Wish Sony would create a longer macro.
Their is a fairly long learning curve to use a macro lens correctly. The lens is of good design and workmanship.