Sony FE 90 mm F2.8 Macro G OSS sample

orlcam88

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I'm not going to do another detailed review of this lens since there's already a very nicely done review. I would mentioned the comparison to the Tamron. When I had a Canon body, I had the Tamron 90 mm macro. The Tamron was noisy and took a long time to focus and many times, I missed the shot when I wanted to get a bee on a flower. In comparison, the Sony is very fast but I did had some instances where I couldn't get the focus. Most of the time if I back off and re-adjust it focuses quickly. I hardly ever miss the shot of a bee or other insect on a flower.

Overall, it's an excellent macro lens, as it's very quick to focus and nice sharp details.

These are just some of the macro photos I took this weekend.

f 4.5 1/640
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f 4.5 1/800
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f 4.5 1/1600 I was testing to see how quickly it can focus on the tips of the Stamen. I didn't have much of a struggle to get this. I usually take 3 shots in a row as I'm hand holding. 2 out of 3 came in focus but I liked this one the most.
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f 4.0 1/2500
This one I struggled with as I couldn't get a good focus of the Stamen. I took many shots to get a good focus. I would say it was more to do with the breeze rather than getting a good focus. It was also hot so I was rushing to get out of the sun. On my 3rd attempt of the day, I waited out the breeze to get this shot.

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f 4.0 1/2500
Another I struggled with but mostly due to getting my hand steady. Again, nothing to do with the lens focusing.
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f 3.5 1/2000
This was the most difficult shot. Not only was I struggling with the wind, I just couldn't get a good focus on auto mode. I was trying to get the stamen in focus but it kept getting the petals. I switched manual mode to get this shot. I was really close to this flower and If I had someone take a picture of me taking this shot, I'm sure It was close to touching my lens.
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f 3.5 1/3200 ISO 500.
I took a step back on this shot as I wanted a bit more of the background.
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f 4.5 1/2000
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f 4.0 1/800.
This one was highly cropped at post. Besides being too far away to get a nice macro, I wanted to see how it would do with the all the background stems. The colors blended in so I wasn't sure how it would do. I was really impressed by its accuracy being that it was at f 4.0.
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f 4.0 1/800
I'm sure I'd get that bee in focus with a smaller f stop!!! :) I had just put my eye on the camera and took a shot at the time the bee decided to leave.
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f 4.0 1/5000
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f 3.5 1/3200
And some non-macro shot. I had a visitor while taking shots of flowers. He/she was mostly interested with my bird seeds rather than what I was doing.
The details at f 3.5 is great! The first one is slightly cropped as I was taking this at full sun, so the background as you can still see, is pretty much washed out.
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I tried to bend down to get a better angle but he's rather jumpy. The shot that follows was when I bend my knees just a tad.
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Nice post- especially like the dragonfly, I like that the color pallet is similar to the main subject... I put my Sony 90mm macro to work today for a little while... love this lens. Need to make sure I use it more...
 

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Antonio Correia

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orlcam88 thank you for posting these macro shots !
I am planning to buy the Sony 90mm but I would like to know what is your experience with portraits and other genres...
Would you mind to post a portrait with this lens ? Or other non-macro.
Thank you ! :)
 

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Handheld a6000 & the magical 90mm
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I love that lens as it is really sharp and that is good when doing macro photography. Though in my opinion it can be too sharp when doing portraits as every nook and crevasse is shown on a person face. It's not too bad if you're a model, but my face makes it look like a bumpy road...LOL :laugh: I'm joking.....
 

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