Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Review

August 17, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |


The Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS is an excellent macro lens for the Sony full-frame compact system cameras. It delivers outstanding sharpness in the centre of the frame almost throughout its aperture range, even performing well wide-open at f/2.8, although you'll need to stop down to f/5.6 to get similar quality at the edges of the frame, and it also doesn't suffer from distortion even when shooting in the RAW format. Considering that the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens is a dedicated macro lens, it offers quite fast and reliable auto-focusing on the new A7R II that we tested it with, plus intuitive manual focusing thanks to the push/pull collar and an outstanding level of build quality given the budget price - it's even usefully weather-tight too. All in all, we'd definitely recommend adding the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS to your arsenal of lenses if you're in any way interested in macro photography, especially as it also doubles up as a portrait lens too thanks to the quick auto-focusing.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 4.5