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Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro

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Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro vs Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Why is Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro better than Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS?

  • 2.1f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    3.5fvs5.6f
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • 0.15m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.1mvs0.25m
  • Is a macro lens
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  • Has or is a prime lens
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  • Includes lens hood
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Why is Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS better than Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 22g lighter
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    116gvs138g
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 14f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    36fvs22f
  • 20mm longer maximum focal length
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    50mmvs30mm
  • 14mm shorter minimum focal length
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    16mmvs30mm
  • Is a normal lens
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  • 2.1x greater zoom range
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    3.1xvs1x

Price comparison

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro

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Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonSony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 e-mount Macro F...Sony SEL30M35 30mm f/3.5 e-mount Macro Fixed Lens
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$298.00
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonGadget Career 49mm ND2 to ND400 Variable...Gadget Career 49mm ND2 to ND400 Variable Neutral Density Filter for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
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$45.80
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonGadget Place Black Vented Metal Lens Hoo...Gadget Place Black Vented Metal Lens Hood for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
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$19.99
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonFujiyama Black 49mm Circular Polarizing ...Fujiyama Black 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Made in Japan
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$22.10
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonUV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer...UV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer + FLD Fluorescent Filter Kit for Sony NEX E 30mm F3.5 Macro E-mount Macro Lens
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$18.95
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonGadget Place Camera Cleaning Tools for S...Gadget Place Camera Cleaning Tools for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
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$14.99
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonFujiyama Silver 49mm Polarizing Filter f...Fujiyama Silver 49mm Polarizing Filter for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Made in Japan
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$15.78
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonSunpak Silver 49mm Polarizing Filter for...Sunpak Silver 49mm Polarizing Filter for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Made in Japan
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$15.78
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonGadget Place Crown Shaped Tulip Flower/P...Gadget Place Crown Shaped Tulip Flower/Professional Universal Flower Petal Screw-On Lens Hood for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
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$9.99
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro AmazonGadget Career 49mm Neutral Density ND4 F...Gadget Career 49mm Neutral Density ND4 Filter for Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
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$12.62

Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

ProductStorePrice
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (B...Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Black) + 7PC Kit Includes 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) + Front & Rear Lens Caps + Cleaning Pen - Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - International Version
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$146.96
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom Lens (Black)
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$1,299.95
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony SELP1650 16-50mm OSS Lens: Sony E P...Sony SELP1650 16-50mm OSS Lens: Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Black) + AOM Pro Starter Bundle Kit Combo - International Version (1 Year AOM Warranty)
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$146.96
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonSony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-Mount...Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-Mount Retractable Zoom Lens (Bulk Packaging)
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$115.00
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonFotodiox Reversible Lens Hood Kit for So...Fotodiox Reversible Lens Hood Kit for Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-Mount Power Zoom Lens, Reversible Tulip Flower Hood w/Cap f/Sony Kit Lenses
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$9.95
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonLens Cap Cover Keeper Protector for Sony...Lens Cap Cover Keeper Protector for Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-Mount Power Zoom Lens
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$8.95
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonGadget Place ND2 to ND400 Variable Neutr...Gadget Place ND2 to ND400 Variable Neutral Density Filter for Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
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$31.58
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonUV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer...UV Ultra Violet + CPL Circular Polarizer + FLD Fluorescent Filter Kit for Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount Power Zoom Lens
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$18.95
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonGadget Place Neutral Density ND4 Filter ...Gadget Place Neutral Density ND4 Filter for Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
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$12.99
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS AmazonGadget Place Neutral Density ND8 Filter ...Gadget Place Neutral Density ND8 Filter for Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
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$12.99

General info

1.Has a metal mount
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
2.weight

138g

116g

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.
3.Is a macro lens
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.
4.has or is a prime lens
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
5.Includes lens hood
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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.
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.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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.
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.
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.
4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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.
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.
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.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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 E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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 E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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 E 30mm F3.5 Macro
Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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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