Review of the Sony 90mm f\2.8 Macro G Lens – Part 1

Tom D. you spoke the truth.  this lens is a pip.  Guess my macro problems are solved.

 

Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro

3 thoughts on “Review of the Sony 90mm f\2.8 Macro G Lens – Part 1

  • July 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm
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    Good shots! You buy it?

    I’ve got 3 e-mount Sony bodies and my copy of this lens is a stellar performer on each.

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    • July 21, 2018 at 10:13 pm
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      Thanks. I rented it to test it out but now I don’t see how I can avoid buying it.

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  • July 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm
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    This lens also makes a very fine portrait lens. Have you learned how to activate eye autofocus? That is an absolute magic app, found only with the newest series Sony cameras. The camera will search out and lock focus on the subjects eye and keep the lock despite movement (3 axis) of either the camera or the subject. A large number of professionals are abandoning their previous camera brands because this ability is so compelling.

    When my wife dropped and destroyed her NX series Samsung camera a few month back, I gave her my backup A6300 as replacement. She has since discovered my 90 mm Sony macro and rarely agrees to part with it.

    Speaking of stellar Sony lenses, I got a Sony 24-105 f4.0 G lens a few weeks back as the “walking around” lens for my A7III, my new “walking around” camera since Susan’s unfortunate incident. I’ve got a Sony 24-70 f2.8 G Master lens but it’s too big for a walking around lens. Too big in money, mass and physical size to keep permanently affixed to my A7III and in the console of whatever I’m driving at the time for whatever shots present themselves in my day-to-day life. I needed a smaller and cheaper lens for this purpose and spent a lot of time researching. I came within a hair of buying the new Tamron 28-75 f2.8. I settled on the Sony 24-105, more expensive and larger than the Tamron but significantly less so than that of the Sony G master lens. It’s stunning how good the combo of the A7III and 24-105 is; it doesn’t sacrifice anything at all to my significantly heavier, larger and more expensive A7RII and 24-70 f2.8 G Master combo. I could have saved myself a lot of money if I had found the latter combo first.

    Below a link to a shot I took with this rig + a shot of the A7III and 24-105 combo.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomd77/42690355364/in/dateposted/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomd77/42253728664/in/dateposted/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomd77/42253728664/in/dateposted/

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