Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO Review

January 16, 2018 | Amy Davies |
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Sharpness at 90mm

For this review, the sharpness test is carried out by photographing a real-world sample, rather than a test chart. The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L Macro Lens was mounted on a Canon EOS 6D Mark II, which was in-turn mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay was activated to prevent camera-shake. Any changes in tone you might see across the crops are due to natural light changes during the shooting session.

The full frame at 90mmThe full frame at 90mm

The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L Macro lens is very sharp at the centre at f/2.8, being even sharper still between f/4.0 and f/8. At f/11, sharpness drops a little again to still be very good. Sharpness drops a little again at f/16, and f/22, while at f/32 and f/45 centre sharpness is more noticeably soft, especially at 100%. Sharpness at the edge of the frame is at its best between f/8 and f/16. It is still good at f/22 and f/32 but it is more noticeably softer.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg
f/32 f32.jpg f32.jpg
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