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Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 e-mount Macro Fixed Lens
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- Lens not Zoomable
- Exceptionally portable and versatile for everyday use
- Minimum working distance of only 9.75cm with 1:1 magnification
- Simple, compact 6-group 7-element lens
- Internal stepping motor and Rear-focusing design for video capture
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.44 x 2.44 x 2.2 inches|
|Item Weight||0.3 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.10 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Manufacturer supplied Full USA Warranty|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.5|
|Maximum Focal Length||30 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||30 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||30 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||6|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||6|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||50 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||0.55 pounds|
|Style Name||US Version|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.44 x 2.2 x 2.44 in||2.48 x 2.58 x 2.48 in||2.48 x 1.77 x 2.48 in||2.4 x 2.2 x 2.4 in||2.48 x 0.79 x 2.48 in||2.76 x 2.52 x 2.76 in|
|Item Weight||4.87 ounces||7.9 ounces||5.47 ounces||1 lb||2.43 ounces||7.94 ounces|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||30 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters||60 millimeters||20 millimeters||18 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||30 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters||60 millimeters||20 millimeters||10 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||60 millimeters||49 millimeters||62 millimeters|
Sony SEL30M35 Digital SLR Camera Lens (Black)
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E 35mm F1.8 OSS Prime Lens
High performance and a compact design make the SEL-35F18 an ideal “second lens” that is easy to carry around when capturing the action. It’s ideal for a wide variety of photos, including snapshots while strolling, night shots (thanks to the bright maximum aperture) and portraits with superb background/foreground blur.
When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
As focal lengths get longer, lenses built with conventional optical glass have difficulties with chromatic aberration, and as a result images suffer from lower contrast, lower color quality, and lower resolution. ED glass dramatically reduces chromatic aberration at telephoto ranges, and provides superior contrast across the entire image, even at large aperture settings. Super ED glass provides enhanced compensation for chromatic aberration.
Aspherical lens elements
Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.
Lens-based optical image stabilization
Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.
Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter.
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I took a photo of a signature on a piece of fine linen stationery, and clearly saw the bleeding ink, and the fabric strings in the paper in great detail. On an insect, I saw the juice of the other insect he had just finished having over for lunch!! Both were handheld from about 1-1/2 inches. Macros are possible from 1" thru about 4 or 5 ", with the longer ranges needing cropping. The 1855 and the 1650 kit zooms cannot focus closer than 10", so this close-up macro is another method you may like.
A./ I have a P&S (SX260) that shoots very acceptable macros, so I'm really torn about the extra dollars on a camera that already stretches my family budget. I got the NEX for its fantastic Hi-ISO indoor museum and restaurant photos , and macro would have been a plus.
B./ I might decide to go with a pancake like the e-mount 16mm/2.8 or a prime like the Sigma 30mm or sony 50mmf1.8 for lowlight, and let the SX260 do my macros.
C./ Also, this Sony macro lens is only about a 1/4 inch shorter that the standard 18-55mm kit zoom, and again maybe a 50mmf/1.8 prime might be a more useful lens for my needs.
Decisions, decisions.....at least, they are all pretty good and affordable choices
You will not go wrong with this SEL30M35 for great macro and reasonably good street candids, if you have the funds available.
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My first time out with the lens I took these.
30mm is a nice focal length for normal human scale photos, almost exactly what you see
outside the camera is what you get in the photo.Read more