Macro photography is such a fascinating discipline and yet so distant to many. This is because macro lenses are usually expensive. The good news is that this is not entirely an impediment, since there are economic alternatives and, in addition, some objectives that bring you closer to this world of magnification in a more affordable way. So today I bring you a series of macro lenses for Sony that are quite cheap, so you can get closer to the macro without having to mortgage yourself.

Ok, you are not going to get a super macro with a great magnification, but you will be able to test to discover if the macro really catches you, if it is what you want to invest your time and savings in, and why not, try new things , practice and have fun, that’s what it’s about, right?

Note: Check the mount type to make sure it is compatible with your Sony camera.

SONY E 30MM F / 3.5 

The first one that I present to you is a 30mm from the Sony brand, it is a very versatile lens for its focal length that allows you to get very close to the object and it is very well priced. It is also quite compact and light and offers a fairly decent quality for the price.

  • Focal length 30mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 9.5cm
  • 7 blades with circular aperture, for a more rounded and natural bokeh
  • Filter 49mm
  • E mount
  • APS-C
  • Magnification: 1: 1 for close-up that fills the frame
  • Weight: 138g
  • Dimensions: 9.5cm

The biggest drawback is that you have to get very close to the object to be photographed and it is not one of the brightest, now, in terms of value for money and versatility, as I was saying it is an option to keep in mind.

To see photos taken with this Sony macro lens click here ; Or you can also see this video in which the author also shows several photos taken with him, so you will get a more concrete idea of ​​what you can achieve with this lens:

SONY 30MM F / 2.8-22

In this case I bring you the same focal length but for A Mount, the price is similar but it is brighter. It is also very compact and light.

  • Focal length: 30mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 12.9cm
  • Working distance: 2 cm
  • 7 blades with circular aperture, for a more rounded and natural bokeh
  • Maximum aperture: f / 2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f / 22
  • Filter 49mm
  • Image Stabilizer
  • Silent autofocus system
  • A mount
  • APS-C
  • Weight: 150g
  • Dimensions: 7.0 x 4.5 cm

The best thing is that you see images of what this lens can capture .

7ARTISANS 60MM F / 2.8

This lens is the most economical you can find to take macro photography. Be careful, keep reading because it has a but 😉

  • Focal length 60mm (90mm equivalent)
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.26m
  • 10 sheets
  • Maximum aperture: f / 2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f / 16
  • Manual focus
  • Filter: 39mm
  • Magnification: 1: 1, with an accessory
  • E mount
  • APS-C
  • Weight: 550g
  • Aluminum exterior

The downside of this lens is that it is manual focus, or you have skill with manual focus or better look another option. You can also practice because the price is well worth it 😉. In addition, with good manual focus management you can achieve greater precision than with automatic focus.

You can see photos taken with this lens here .

This is what the brand presents:

SAMYANG 100MM F / 2.8-32

We are already going to a more expensive optics, it does not reach the usual 600 euros of a macro but its quality is more than remarkable. For those users who have a somewhat higher budget and are more demanding with image quality.

Of course, what is said light is not 😉

  • Maximum aperture of f / 2.8 which makes it very bright and can be used indoors and places with low light
  • Minimum focal length: 0.3m
  • Filter 67mm
  • Manual focus
  • Without image stabilizer
  • Number of blades: 9
  • With anti-reflective UMC coating for sharper, clearer images
  • E mount
  • APS-C and Full Frame
  • Magnification: 1: 1
  • Weight: 0.72 kg
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.3 x 12.3 centimeters

So you can see how it behaves, I leave you the following video:

You know, if you are looking for a new toy to spark your Sony camera , a macro lens can be a good option to discover new worlds 😉. And in the event that you are dying to try the macro but your budget is not enough for these objectives, we remind you that there are other, even cheaper alternatives .

If you found this article interesting, be sure to share it on your favorite social network. The macro world calls us! Thank you and see you soon.


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