It’s the first dedicated macro lens for Sony’s full- frame E-mount cameras, but just how good is the new Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens? Richard Sibley has a closer look.

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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review – Our verdict

Combined with the 36.4-million-pixel sensor of the Sony Alpha 7R, the lens reveals a lot of detail

Combined with the 36.4-million-pixel sensor of the Sony Alpha 7R, the lens reveals a lot of detail

There have been some impressive lenses for the Sony Alpha 7 cameras, and the emphasis seems to be on quality rather than affordability. It is vital that the lenses match the capabilities of the 36.4-million-pixel Alpha 7R, and the new 90mm f/2.8 macro lens certainly does this – and more.

We have seen a lot of incredibly impressive fixed-focal-length lenses over the past year or so, and this Sony 90mm macro lens is in the same realm as the best of these. Andrew Sydenham, our resident studio photographer who performs all our lens tests, commented that the 90mm lens produced about the best set of test-chart images he had seen from the Alpha 7R. Anecdotes aside, the lens charts and my sample images back up this claim.

For macro shooters, the Sony 90mm macro is a fantastic lens. For everyone else, it’s a short telephoto lens that is very difficult to beat in terms of sheer resolution and image quality.

 

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  1. 1. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Features
  2. 2. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Image quality
  4. 4. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Image quality: Resolution
  5. 5. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Image quality: Shading
  6. 6. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Image quality: Curvilinear distortion
  7. 7. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Our verdict
  8. 8. Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review - Specification
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