Product Comparison: Sony E30mm F3.5 Macro vs Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro

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General Specifications
E30mm F3.5 Macro
FE 50mm F2.8 Macro
About the Product
Compact and lightweight, the SEL30M35 is a true 1:1 macro lens with a 2.4 cm minimum working distance. It renders close-up detail with enhanced resolution and contrast.
A compact, lightweight 50mm macro prime lens with outstanding image quality. 1:1 macro capability in a full-frame prime lens. With a minimum focusing distance of 16 centimeters you can get close enough for truly imposing life size shots.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Sony E
Sony E
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
2.8 /f
Minimum Focal Length
30 millimeters
50 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
30 millimeters
50 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony E30mm F3.5 Macro Sony E-Mount Lens
  • Optically this is an excellent Sony e-mount lens, and the build quality is good.
  • A great lens for the price.
  • Excellent lens, very sharp and quick to focus.
  • The focal length is too short.
  • The 30mm focal length is quite limited.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Camera Lens
  • Lens is very sharp and is great for general purpose landscapes.
  • Bokeh looks smooth and colors and contrast are acceptable.
  • This lens is very sharp. It is a great lens for macro photography.
  • The pics are crisp, clean and clear. Great aperture.
  • Works amazing for macro work. Amazing focal length.
Size & Weight
2.2 in.
2.78 in.
2.2 in.
2.78 in.
2.4 in.
2.8 in.
4.9 oz.
8.4 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony E30mm F3.5 Macro Sony E-Mount Lens
  • It is a very compact lens and the image quality is good for the price.
  • Solid metal construction, great IQ from the glass and nice size and weight too.
  • It's lightweight lens and a very good little macro lens.
  • This lens is capable of taking extremely good quality photos, and it is very light weight.
  • It’s really small and lightweight so a good addition to your kit.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Camera Lens
  • This is a nice combo of portability and quality.
  • The size and weight are perfect for a Sony Alpha body.
  • This lens is lightweight and easy to use.
  • Small, compact and lightweight.
  • It's a very light lens, so that makes it nice to carry around and handle.
Minimum Focus Distance
3.74 in.
6.36 in.
Field Of View
FX 47° / DX 32°
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony E30mm F3.5 Macro Sony E-Mount Lens
  • The auto focus works super well.
  • Macro shots are quite spectacular.
  • The auto-focus is very fast.
  • The image quality is very good.
  • The lack of stabilisation means things have to be very still or the results will be blurry.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Camera Lens
  • It has a very short minimum focus.
  • The detail and contrast are excellent.
  • Focus is plenty fast in my experience.
  • I love this lens! It is incredibly sharp, and just makes my photos look great, with a gorgeous creamy background.
  • The autofocus performance of this lens is great.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
7 Elements in 6 Groups
8 Elements in 7 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
49 millimeters
55 millimeters
Magnification Ratio: 1:1, High-performance optics, Quiet autofocus
Circular aperture, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction
What customers say about "Features"
Sony E30mm F3.5 Macro Sony E-Mount Lens
  • The lens is a perfect macro for the E-mount.
  • It is a really nice lens, I am satisfied.
  • Excellent lens with top image quality.
  • This is an incredible lens for the money.
  • Great lens for its price - works as expected. Combined with a A6000 the images are crisp and clear.
Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Camera Lens
  • Fantastic image quality.
  • Very nice lens producing high quality photos and bright macros.
  • This is a very well designed and built macro lens.
  • It's nice and light and the picture are quite good.
  • The build and the quality of this lens is amazing.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
299.99 $
549.99 $

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