Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5

Last updated (23 July’11):

The Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 features 30mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5. The lens construction has 7 elements in 6 groups with Closest focusing distance at 3.74″ (9.5cm) and has a filter size of 49mm. The Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 lens weighs 4.87 oz (138g) and it measures 2.44 inches in diameter and 2.19 inches long.

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Features & Specifications

Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 Specifications

Sony’s 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras features a 1:1 magnification ratio at all apertures and ED glass as well as multi-coating for excellent image quality. Chromatic aberration and color bleeding are minimized to produce clear, crisp photos and video. Direct Manual Focusing lets you switch instantly from autofocus to manual focus without any other adjustments, and an internal stepping motor and rear-focusing design provide the quiet, smooth operation that’s required for high-quality video capture. This is a versatile lens that gives you plenty of options for quality image-making.

1:1 Magnification Ratio
The SEL30M35 has a 1:1 magnification ratio so that subjects can be captured at full size on the camera’s image sensor. This makes it easy to shoot quality macro close-ups of flowers, insects, and small objects.

Aspherical/ED Glass Elements
The SEL30M35 offers excellent image quality throughout the entire image area, with high contrast and minimal chromatic aberration from infinity to 1:1 magnification at all aperture settings. ED glass is used for the G4 element, minimizing chromatic aberration and color bleeding as well as multi-coating throughout for exceptionally clean, clear rendering.

Made for Movies
The SEL30M35 performs equally as well when shooting video. Thanks to an internal stepping motor and rear-focusing design It has optimized video performance for smooth, quiet operation essential for high-quality movie capture. Additionally, the filter mount does not rotate during focusing for hassle-free polarized filter use.

Smooth Manual Focusing
An easy-grip focus ring on the lens barrel gives you a solid “hands-on” feel in manual focusing. Additionally, Direct Manual Focus (DMF) allows you to focus manually after AF lock-on without the need for any switching. This can be extremely useful in situations where AF can’t lock onto the subject accurately, or when AF locks onto a point that does not match your intention. Electronic manual focus technology was originally developed for professional Sony camcorders to ensure smooth, precise focus control.

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