Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS E-mount lens review by MartyMoose

reviewer#28626 date: Jul-9-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony SAL 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro
price paid:$849 USD
positive:Everything. Sharp, sharp, sharp! Image stabilization. Focus limiter. Color. Bokeh.
negative:Nothing so far.
comment:It's a macro meaning focus can be slow in low light or low contrast but in good light I've found the focus speed to be excellent. Sharp, I mean really sharp starting at f/2.8. Punchy colors, beautiful bokeh or out of focus areas. I've got some pretty nice FE prime lenses in my lineup but this one just walks away in image quality. Sony knocked the ball out of the park with this one. If you have an opportunity to get this one, get it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 16
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.94
  • build: 4.81
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.88
  • overall: 4.92 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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