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

reviewer#44466 date: Feb-11-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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:Minolta/Sony 100mm 2.8 Macro
Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro
price paid:$1000 CAD used
Silent motor
Amazing bokeh
Focus "clutch"
negative:Slow to move from infinite to minimum focus
Focus "breathing"
comment:Hands-down one of the sharpest lenses you can get, matched with other great features like smooth auto-focus, OSS (works with your in-body stabilization), focus switch built into focus ring like the clutch ring on the Sigma 105mm, and more. It's slow to move from one end of the focus range to the other, but moving within smaller focusing ranges is very fast and about as good as you'll get from AF on a macro lens. A no-brainer purchase if you use E-mount and are a macro photographer.

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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