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Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

31 May 2019
Maciej Latałło

7. Coma, astigmatism and bokeh

The Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS corrects coma very well. It's difficult to notice any influence of that aberration even at the maximum relative aperture and in the very frame corner to boot.

Center, f/2.8 Corner APS-C, f/2.8 Corner FF, f/2.8
Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, f/4.0 Corner APS-C, f/4.0 Corner FF, f/4.0
Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh


Astigmatism, understood as an average difference between vertical and horizontal MTF function values, amounted to 4.6%. We consider it to be a low level so we have no reservations in this testing category.

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The appearance of out-of-focus images is good. You can notice a slight trace of onion ring bokeh due to one aspherical element in the lens's construction; also, on stopping down, there is a lighter rim which might be a bit bothersome. Still both these effects aren't especially pronounced so the circles of light look nice and well. Mechanical vignetting is a problem, though – by f/2.8 it is very distinct and it never disappears completely even on stopping down the aperture by 2 EV.

Center, f/2.8 Corner APS-C, f/2.8 Corner FF, f/2.8
Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, f/4.0 Corner APS-C, f/4.0 Corner FF, f/4.0
Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh
Center, f/5.6 Corner APS-C, f/5.6 Corner FF, f/5.6
Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS - Coma, astigmatism and bokeh