Summary: This is not an easy lens to love, definitely not like the SEL 35mm f1.8, which was love at first sight. Of all my SONY lenses, this is the most difficult to focus, even with color peaking and DMF focus setting. Lacking OSS, it's also not very forgiving at lower shutter speeds and begs to be mounted.
Excerpt: I just received this macro lens for my a6000 and from what I've seen so far the macro images are great. I won't be using it as an all around lens, but think I'll be pleased with it for macro especially for the price.
The macro distance is very good, I tried as close as 1
Yesuaini99 "yesuaini99", Amazon
18 April 2015
Summary: Same response to many of the reviews here, the focus is TOOOO slow. I have this on my Sony NEX-5T. The e-mount works as expected. The macro distance is very good, I tried as close as 1.5cm and it came out ok.
Summary: The lens is a good value, when processing the raw images taken, I find no lens produced faults. The kit has a good filter, lens cleaning brush and SD card. The lens bag is of good quality but it is sized for a much larger lens, big enough for my telephoto lens.
Good results are possible with this lens...but it is slow, short, and without OSS
6 November 2014
Summary: First of all, I need to highlight that I am not a professional photographer but I consider myself a serious amateur. I own several APS-C E-mount lenses made by Sony and/or Zeiss and I use them on a NEX-6 and an a6000 bodies.
Excerpt: The 30mm macro lens from Sony is an interesting lens, that takes a little bit of work to get the most out of. Overall it is very sharp but it it requires care and attention to detail when taking pictures because the depth of field can be quite narrow while at the same time very, very close to the...
Summary: I really enjoy taking pictures of small objects and this lens excels at that. If you like taking pictures of flowers, food, insects or anything else at a close range this is definitely a required accessory.