differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 50mm f/2.8 Macro goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Slightly better telephoto 50 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 70% more reach, less perspective distortion
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the Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Reasons to consider the Sony 30mm f/2.8 DT Alpha A-Mount Macro

Smaller diameter 45 mm vs 60 mm
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Around 30% smaller lens at the end
Shorter 45 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Slightly better wide angle 30 mm vs 50 mm
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40% better wide angle
Slightly cheaper $198.00 vs $440.39
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The best price we've seen is $242 cheaper (2.2x less)
Slightly lighter 150 g vs 295 g
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Around 50% lighter
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1)
Diameter Small diameters Help
50mm f/2.8 Macro60 mm
30mm f/2.8 DT Alpha A-Mount Macro45 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro Competitors

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Lens

$248 - $278

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Macro lens

$1,048 - $1,098

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA

Low light lens

$839 - $998

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Sony 30mm f/2.8 DT Alpha A-Mount Macro Competitors

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