Lens review

Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS
31 May 2019
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

An instrument with a focal length of about 100 mm and an aperture as fast as f/2.8 is one of the most popular full frame macro lenses. Such devices are offered by the majority of producers; small wonder also Sony decided to include it in their line-up of full frame lenses designed for mirrorless cameras.

In March 2015 a piece of information was released about the Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS. It seems the producers included everything they had the best in that project: it is a fully-fledged 1:1 reproduction ratio lens from the top-of-the-range G series, it has a weather-sealed casing which doesn't change its dimensions, a silent autofocus, and an optical image stabilization unit. Unfortunately, such a lens cannot be cheap and, accordingly, the Sony costs about $1000, notably more than $750 you have to pay for the Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, or $810, the cost of the Nikkor AF-S 105 mm f/2.8 IF-ED VR Micro.

Still we have to remember the Sony is also the newest construction. Does it offer more than the Canon and the Nikon? Let's find out by reading the following chapters.

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Courtesy of the CEWE Fotojoker company we have been sent one specimen of that lens for testing purposes and now we can invite you, dear Readers, to find out how it fared in our tests – enjoy your reading!

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Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Introduction

Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Introduction

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