Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review: A worthy investment for Sony FE-mount shooters


posted Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 4:43 PM EDT


Back in March, Sony expanded their FE-mount lens lineup with four new offerings, one being their first native FE-mount macro-specific lens, the FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS. We've just taken the wraps off our in-depth review of this high-performance full-frame macro lens over at SLRgear, and while the lens itself is a bit on the pricey side, the resulting image quality, build quality and features makes it worthwhile in our view.

Indeed, the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens produces very sharp photos, even wide-open, plus the other optical characteristics are top-notch, as well. The lens, while well-built and constructed from metal, is a bit on the heavy side. For all the details, though, from our thorough, hands-on review, including analysis of image quality as well as handling characteristics, autofocus performance and image stabilization testing, head over to SLRgear for our Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro review!

Being a high-end, professional-level lens, it comes with similarly high-end price tag of around $1,100. The lens is currently only available for pre-order, though retail availabilty appears to a June 30th release. Check out Amazon, B&H or Adorama for more info on ordering. Buying this lens, or any other item, at one of these trusted affiliates helps support this site and keeps the reviews coming!

In the meantime, check out some sample photos shot by our lens technician Rob Murray using our Sony A7R test camera. You can view more sample photos, plus download the full-resolution files, over at our Flickr page.

Sony A7R: f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO 1600, +0.7EV
Sony A7R: f/5, 1/100s, ISO 800, +0.7EV
Sony A7R: f/7.1, 1/80s, ISO 6400

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

Sony A7R: f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO 1600, +0.7EV