Using a Macro Lens
Opens Doors to Another Dimension
The Sony DT SAL 30mm f/2.8 AF Macro Lens, a highly portable and compact macro designed to familiarize novice photographers to the world of close-up image-creation. Its layout, price, and overall dimensions all lead the beginner to comfortably add to their existing kit lens, and embark on creating an optic library for their camera.
Using a macro lens opens doors to another dimension. Focus in on close-up targets featuring 1:1 life-magnitude imaging using the SAL 30mm macro lens featuring a integrated Smooth AF motor. Featuring a 45mm
equivalent 35mm focus length this macro lens allows for easy to transformation of mundane details of everyday life into photographic artistic works, just right for portrait and close-up images.
A 30mm lens (like a 45mm full frame 35mm SLR format lens) is practically a "standard" focal length plus the advantages of macro-sized optical properties.
Focusing to a remarkable minimum focusing space of just 5.1 inches is helped along by including of the Sony Smooth AF Motor (SAM) smoothly running the lens system.
The 1:1 subject to a projection size ratio provides life-size version of photographed components.
The lens is mostly made of plastic, which probably allows Sony to keep the price tag down. Although the zoom ring is rubberized while featuring a generous rotation allowing you to focus fine tune when shooting close in.
The SAL 30 may not be the most appropriate focal length for some styles of macro photography, although it's
ridiculously low cost position, makes it a lens that's difficult for any Sony photo enthusiast to withstand. It's a super macro lens for photographing still life.
One minor issue is the mechanical focusing device which is pretty noisy. When it gets into focus hunting, that occurs more often than not with macro shooting, some fairly noisy focusing sounds come from the lens. Note! Not congruent with 35mm SLR or "full-frame" DSLR camera bodies.
Aug 29, 2011. Typical
$200. Announced May 18, 2009
• 30mm Lens
• 5.1 inch focusing distance
• 1:1 ratio
• Sony SAL-30M28 30mm f/2.8 DT AF Macro Lens for Alpha & Minolta Digital SLRs
• 1-Year Sony Limited Warranty