Posts tagged with Sony NEX 30mm F/3.5 macro
The newest Sony NEX lenses have been very impressive so far; including the spectacular, but expensive CZ 24/1.8, the inexpensive 50mm prime reviewed a couple of weeks ago, and don’t forget the nice 55-210mm zoom. Unfortunately, Sony’s hot streak has come to an abrupt end with the new 30mm F/3.5 macro lens. It’s not that it’s a bad lens, it just isn’t very impressive.
If you want a true macro lens, and don’t mind using manual focus, along with a working distance of about an inch at the max reproduction rate, then go for it. If you’re looking for a small sharp prime as a walk-around lens in this focal length, I’d look elsewhere, like the kit (18-55mm) lens.
With that said, there are a few good qualities to mention; like the lack of distortion, light fall-off…Read More →
If you have nothing but time on your hands, how about checking out some full sized samples from the Sony NEX 30/3.5 macro lens. Included is the usual stamp shot, and a couple of images showing how close(!) you need to be to get to the maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1. The subject is about 5/8″ (16mm) from the end of that goofy hood, and it’s pretty hard to light. The stamp is .87″ or (22mm) wide. Also see the landscape shots taken at F/3.5, F/5.6 and F/8. These were hand-held, so they aren’t lined up good, but you see the results easy enough…Read More →
I’m going to jump right on the G1X with some samples and initial thoughts (tomorrow) as there was a mix-up of sorts. The camera came in at least several days to a week ago, and the people in the office forgot to tell me when UPS delivered it, plus, B&H forgot to let me know it was on the way, so technically I’ve had it a week already, and of course I can’t keep it forever.
I’ve been wanting to review the accessories for the 16mm pancake lens for quite a while now. I plan on doing some comps with other lenses to see how well the adapters hold up when you look closely, that should be interesting! I also have the accessory optical viewfinder for people that use the 16mm lens a lot outside.
So this is what’s coming up for review in the month of March; stay tuned!Read More →