This sounds promising?

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Off The Mark Senior Member • Posts: 2,683
Re: Sony 30mm macro

Shiny Object wrote:

Actually, I was just going to create a new thread asking people about their opinions on the 30 3.5. I am VERY MUCH interested in it now. (Would be super interested in it if it had OSS, but I guess you can't have everything.)

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But I would be interested in the Sony 30mm 3.5 for the macro capability and if it has the full AF functionality that one would have with, say, the SEL 50mm f/1.8 OSS (another lens I very much like).

I have the 30mm macro and like it a lot. Its main limitation, in my view is its focal length requires you to really get very close to your subject. It's tuned to be a macro lens - it seems less sharp for distant subjects/landscapes. I wrote a more detailed review with some samples here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4322909

I'd also encourage you to check out this review: http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.com/2013/10/review-of-sony-sel30m35-30mm-f35-macro.html

Thanks for the info and the links.

Darn... I would be using it primarily as a landscape lens.

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