Review: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS (Sony FE)

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As Sony continues to build out its lineup of FE-mount lenses, something that they’ve been missing is a macro lens–and the 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS is their answer. Doubling as a portrait lens and effectively giving the system two fast aperture portrait options, the 90mm f2.8 OSS features optical stabilization that works in conjunction with the camera’s system and also for the A7 cameras that do not have stabilization.

With 9 aperture blades and 15 elements in 11 groups, this lens also features a bit of weather sealing in its design. Speaking of the design, this lens has internal focusing–which means that it doesn’t become larger as it focuses closer to a subject. But it also has one other really cool feature.

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DXOMark Rates the Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS 4th Best Lens

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Today, DXOMark has released their findings and tests with the new Sony 90mm Macro f2.8 G OSS lens for Sony FE mount cameras. Of all the ratings on the site, this lens is one of the company’s sharpest and is only behind the Sony 55mm f1.8. Tested on the Sony A7r, this rating places it even ahead of the Sigma 35mm f1.4. In fact, the top 10 list is dominated by Sony and Zeiss with a bit of Sigma and Nikon slipping in there.

So what does this mean? Creatively speaking, nothing really because of just how great modern software is these days and that creativity doesn’t really rely on gear.

However, it should do more than enough to hush the complaints of those that say that Sony’s FE system doesn’t have a lot of lenses for their system. Both Sony and Zeiss have made lots of offerings for the still growing system. We’ve got lots of primes, lots of zooms, and many essential focal lengths.