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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens

BH #SO9028 • MFR #SEL90M28G
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio; Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 11"
Get up close and personal with the 1:1 magnification ratio of the full-frame compatible Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens. As a G series lens, it perfectly balances sharpness and bokeh and, as a macro lens, close and controlled focusing performance is prioritized with advanced AF and intuitive handling.
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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2G Lens, Macro Versatility
  • 3Close-Up Capabilities
  • 4G Series Optical Design
  • 5Autofocus and Image Stabilization
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G Lens, Macro Versatility
Get up close and personal with the 1:1 magnification ratio of the full-frame compatible Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens. As a G series lens, it perfectly balances sharpness and bokeh and, as a macro lens, close and controlled focusing performance is prioritized with advanced AF and intuitive handling.
Close-Up Capabilities
  • True macro design affords a life-size, 1:1 magnification ratio along with an 11" minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects.
  • Focusing distance and magnification scale is printed on top of the lens to aid in more technical applications.
  • Focus range limiter switch allows you constrain the usable focus range between 11-19.7", 19.7"-infinity, or full.
  • This lens' focusing ring can be slid forwards and backwards to quickly shift between manual to autofocus modes.
  • Internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length during use, benefitting focus accuracy and ease of use when working distance is a concern.
G Series Optical Design
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements, including one Super ED element, are featured in the lens design to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • One aspherical element helps reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • Direct Drive SSM system, along with the internal focusing design, promotes responsive and precise autofocus performance that's also quiet to suit video recording applications.
  • Focus hold button permits manually stopping the autofocus at a specified point or the button can also be customized to control a variety of other assignable functions.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Specs

Focal Length90mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View27°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design15 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.11 x 5.14" / 79 x 130.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.12" / 130.1 mm
Weight1.32 lb / 602 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 4.8 x 4.8"

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Reviews

Partly good

By Paul S
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-03

This is a very good lens except for one very weak structural feature: the distal ring (marked AF MF) comes loose. It shows no obvious means of connection to the rest of the lens. Sony gives no help in suggesting a means of securing this part: no directions, and no offer to fix the problem. I would not recommend this lens unless you intend to glue the loose part yourself. On the other hand, maybe this ring is supposed to be held in place by weak magnetic forces. Who knows?

Sony 90mm macro vs Sigma 105mm

By Donna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I tried the Sigma 105mm macro and I definitely prefer the Sony 90mm focusing system. I love the Sony 90mm macro

It's huge!

By Philip
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

I held off of buying this lens for a few years because for me it's far too large. The A1 that I use is a nice small, compact and lightweight camera why would you want to put a telescope like this on the front of it? But I finally got tired of my 50mm Sony Macro because of too many focusing issues and I destroyed my Sony 90mm in an accident. So I took the plunge. The focus on this lens is fantastic. I love the switch between manual and auto by pulling back the focusing ring. This is intuitive, fast and doesn't require you to hunt through menus or fiddle with dials. The auto focus is responsive and works flawlessly even at a full burst mode of 24fps. This lens uses the full capabilities of my A1 which the other two lenses certainly did not. For macro work it's much too big and much too heavy. So big it's intrusive, so heavy my tripod starts to slip under the weight. Still it's super sharp, bright and again the quality and ease of focusing defeats any of the other problems so overall it's a winner. I don't regret buying it as I feared I just wish it wasn't so big. I dread taking this lens in a trip with me but it will probably be worth it.

You want sharp? Then get this!

By Travis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

I research lenses pretty heavily before purchasing and saw so many places recommend this lense, as well as test results being fantastic for optics. Because of that, I had previously rented this lens to test it out and was amazed by how clear it is on my A7iii. So, I waited for it to be on sale and bought it! It's awesome for macro, close ups, or portraits. It is ridiculously sharp and the 2.8 gets a nice narrow area for those close ups. Who also doesn't love the built in stabilization? It helps so much! The auto focus works really well when not doing super close up/macro, but that is expected in my opinion and it still does a good job! The slide focus ring to switch from auto to manual focus is also nice as it makes it easy on the fly. You get fine adjustment with the ring when in manual, so you can focus exactly where you want. You can't go wrong with this lens.

Love of look

By Judith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

Before I traded in with my 50mm macro, I read a lot of reviews and I agree with all. This is the perfect lens I have been looking for as an amateur photographer, and so easy to use.

Macro

By Dana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

I traded my Canon 100mm 2.8 for this lens and do not regret it. The 90mm is sharper from the get go. With first use, I noticed that through the viewfinder and looking at shots, much sharper. I have a Sony digital, so adding the macro was a no brainer. The 90mm G OSS is Sony's sharpest lens. Would recommend.

Perfect Macro Lens

By Juan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

The 90 mm is the perfect Macro lens for my Sony camera, I've been loving it with my food photography shoots as well for portrait shoots. The sharpness of this lens is beyond magnificent. Would totally recommend going with this macro lens option since it also works. amazing for macro photography, foo photography, beauty and even fashion photography.

Beyond expectations!

By Rob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

I took a big leap to invest in this lens for my macro photography work. Have yet to find anything to even think twice about purchasing it yet. Highly recommended if you want to up your macro game

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The ACCESSORIES webpage lists both the Sony - HVL-RL1 Macro Ring Light and the Sony - HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit as available accessories. However, there is nothing in the online manuals for either of these products which specifies that they can be used on a lens with a filter thread of 62 mm. Specifically, these products appear to be designed for lenses with filter threads of either 49mm or 55mm (via the supplied adapters). But the new Sony 90mm f2.8 has a filter thread 0f 62mm: Is it actually possible to use either of these accessories with this new Sony lens?
Asked by: Richard
Hi Richard, The Sony HVL-RL1 actually Includes Shoe adaptor (ADP-AMA), adaptor ring (dia. 49 mm/55 mm/62 mm).
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2021-04-12

will this work with the Sony a6600?

will this work with the Sony a6600?
Asked by: willa
Yes it will work, since it’s an E-mount. It will effectively be like a field of view of 135mm for you though since your camera has a cropped sensor
Answered by: Mark Jason
Date published: 2020-06-08

Has anyone tried using an Extension Tube on this ...

Has anyone tried using an Extension Tube on this 90mm to increase the close focus?
Asked by: linda
You may use extension tubes such as the Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Full-Frame Sony E-Mount, B&H # KEEXTUBEDG, or the Vello EXT-SFED2 Auto Focus Extension Tubes for Sony E-Mount Lenses, B&H # VEEXTSFED2, with the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens to reduce the lens' minimum focus distance for increased magnification.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-02-24

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Would this be a great purchase for portrait photography over other Sony E Mount lenses?
Asked by: Rodrigo A.
The Sony FE 90mm is a very good lens for macro shots and portraits.It is subjective and there are other very good lenses as well. As an option the Sony Sonnar T FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens is a faster lens so it is better in low light and can give create more of an out of focus background effect.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2019-01-04

Does a tube extend out of the front of the lens ...

Does a tube extend out of the front of the lens with macro markings when focussing extremely close?
Asked by: Joe
No. The Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens is an internal focusing lens and maintains the same overall length at all focal distances. Focusing markings are listed on the barrel of the lens between the lens body and the focusing ring, not on the front of the lens.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-12-25

With the lens hood attached, am I still able to ...

With the lens hood attached, am I still able to use a 62mm filter or will it be an issue? (UV & CP filters)
Asked by: Michael
Yes, I currently have a 62mm UV filter and lens hood on mine.
Answered by: CJ
Date published: 2020-03-24

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What does the G in the series designation mean?
Asked by: Alexander
It stands for Sony's Gold series of lens' , formerly Minolta design.
Answered by: Gregory E.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is this lens fully functional with a Sony NEX-7?

Is this lens fully functional with a Sony NEX-7?
Asked by: Charles
I don't own the NEX-7 but I do have the A6000 and the A7RM3. This lens is fully functional on these 2 bodies. It is a great lens. Debbie
Answered by: Deborah
Date published: 2020-12-18
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