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Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM

63points

Sony FE 28mm F2

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23 facts in comparison

Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM vs Sony FE 28mm F2

Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2

Why is Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM better than Sony FE 28mm F2?

  • Can focus to infinity
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  • 2mm longer maximum focal length
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    30mmvs28mm
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 50g lighter
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    150gvs200g
  • 0.16m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.13mvs0.29m
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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  • 0.87x Better magnification factor
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    1xvs0.13x
  • Is a wide angle lens
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Why is Sony FE 28mm F2 better than Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM?

  • 28.57% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.0 vs2.8f
  • 0.8f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    2fvs2.8f
  • 2mm shorter minimum focal length
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    28mmvs30mm
  • 2 more aperture blades
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    9vs7
  • Includes lens hood
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Price comparison

Sony FE 28mm F2

ProductStorePrice
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony SEL28F20 FE 28mm f/2-22 Standard-Pr...Sony SEL28F20 FE 28mm f/2-22 Standard-Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras
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$448.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony - FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoo...Sony - FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Lens (SEL24105G/2)
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$1,098.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony SEL2470GM E-Mount Camera Lens: FE 2...Sony SEL2470GM E-Mount Camera Lens: FE 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master Full Frame Standard Zoom Lens
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$1,798.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony E-mount FE 24mm F1.4 GM Full Frame ...Sony E-mount FE 24mm F1.4 GM Full Frame Wide-angle Prime Lens (SEL24F14GM), Black
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$1,298.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS I...Sony 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T FE OSS Interchangeable Full Frame Zoom Lens
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$698.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony 35mm F2.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame...Sony 35mm F2.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime Fixed Lens
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$798.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telep...Sony SEL85F18 85mm F/1.8-22 Medium-Telephoto Fixed Prime Camera Lens, Black
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$548.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Full-Frame Compac...Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Full-Frame Compact Zoom Lens (SEL2860)
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$498.00
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony SEL F 2/28 E-Mount Sony Objektiv
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$418.77
Sony FE 28mm F2 AmazonSony SEL-20F28 E-Mount 20mm F2.8 Prime F...Sony SEL-20F28 E-Mount 20mm F2.8 Prime Fixed Lens
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$348.00

General info

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
3.weight

150g

200g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.Front element doesn't rotate
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
6.Includes lens hood
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.Has focus motor
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.Has full-time manual focus
Sony DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony FE 28mm F2
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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