The Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS is a medium telephoto prime lens for Sony’s mirrorless cameras. Announced in March 2015, it’s the first Sony Macro lens corrected for its full-frame mirrorless bodies, upon which it’ll deliver up to 1:1 / 1x magnification from a distance of 28cm.
The lens offers an f2.8 focal ratio with nine aperture blades, while the optical design consists of 15 elements in 11 groups, with optical SteadyShot stabilisation to iron-out the wobbles. Two floating focus groups are driven quietly and quickly by a Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor, and there’s a dedicated Focus Lock button on the barrel which keeps the focus unchanged while held. If you prefer manual focus, you can slide the focusing ring back or forth to disengage autofocus and adjust by hand, with distance markings as a guide. The barrel measures 79x131mm, weighs 602g, and employs a 62mm filter thread.
I tested the FE 90mm Macro on the Alpha A7r Mark II body and was very impressed by its performance not just at close range, but at mid-distance for portraits or longer distances for urban and landscape compositions. The results are very crisp and detailed across the frame, even wide-open. In my review-so-far, check out my sample images below.