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

reviewer#44050 date: Apr-25-2018
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 100mm F2.8
price paid:999
positive:Fixed length barrel
Fast focus
negative:Lens hood goes on a bit tight
comment:I love this lens. I previously used a Sony 100mm F2.8 Macro on A-Mount for taking a lot of photos and it would constantly hunt.

Now to have SSM on my macro lens is AWESOME. I use this with the OSS turned on and mated with my A9. It focuses so fast and the system altogether feels so responsive. Very quiet focusing motor. I personally do not hear it as it focuses. There was one time where it started hunting to focus in and out with no end but I figured that was a problem of the body and not the lens.

I really like how the lens body doesn't change in length as it focuses.

Going to this from a Sony/Minolta 100mm Macro will feel like comparing apples to oranges. Huge improvement.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania