Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro

June 8, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses | 0 Comments |
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Sony has announced a new 1:1 macro lens for the NEX system. The Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro is a native E-mount optic that is claimed to be the world’s lightest life-size macro lens for interchangeable-lens cameras. Despite its extremely compact size and low weight of only 138 grams, the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro employs one ED glass and three aspherical lens elements and offers smooth, quiet autofocus operation during photo and video shooting. The lens is supplied with a matching hood. In the US, the Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens will be available this October for about $250. UK pricing to be confirmed.

Sony Europe Press Release

New E-mount 30mm macro lens (“E 30mm F3.5 Macro”)

The versatility of the ? E-mount compact camera system grows with new style-matched accessories to expand your shooting possibilities even further.

Joining the range of E-mount interchangeable lenses, the SEL30M35 is currently the world’s lightest[1] life-size macro lens (138g) for interchangeable-lens cameras. This high-quality 30mm F3.5 macro lens features a 1:1 magnification ratio and minimum working distance of just 2.4 cm, making it ideal for capturing detail-packed close-ups of small subjects like flowers and insects. Despite its extremely compact size, the SEL30M35 employs one ED glass and three aspherical lens elements for excellent optical performance, with minimised aberration and very high edge-to-edge sharpness and contrast. It also offers smooth, quiet autofocus operation whether you’re shooting stills or HD video. The macro lens is supplied with a matching lens hood.

1 As of 8th June 2011

Sony America Press Release

New E-mount 30mm Macro Lens

The versatility of the ? E-mount compact camera system grows with new style-matched accessories to expand shooting possibilities even further.

Joining the range of E-mount interchangeable lenses, the SEL30M35 is currently the world’s lightest life-size macro lens (approx 4.9 ounces) for interchangeable-lens cameras. This high-quality 30mm F3.5 macro lens features a 1:1 magnification ratio and minimum working distance of just 0.95 inches (2.4 cm), making it ideal for capturing detail-packed close-ups of small subjects like flowers and insects. Despite its extremely compact size, the SEL30M35 employs one ED glass and three aspherical lens elements for excellent optical performance, with minimized aberration and very high edge-to-edge sharpness and contrast. It also offers smooth, quiet autofocus operation whether shooting stills or HD video. The macro lens is supplied with a matching lens hood.



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