Sony - FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Full-Frame E-Mount Macro Lens - Multi

Enjoy crystal-clear macro shooting with your compatible a7-series camera by attaching this Sony SEL90M28G lens, which features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, advanced aspherical elements and super ED glass with multicoating for sharpness.

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Overview

What's Included


  • FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Full-Frame Macro Lens
  • ALC-SH138 hood, front and rear lens caps
  • Case
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (87 out of 88)

Features


Ideal for use with most a7-series, 35mm full-frame cameras with a Sony E-mount

For use with your existing camera.

DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM)

Allows precise, quiet focusing.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

Minimizes the effects of camera shake and vibration for sharp handheld shooting.

Sliding focus ring

Enables instant manual/auto focus selection.

Nano AR coating

Helps you suppress reflections in your shots.

Dust- and moisture-resistant design

Safeguards the lens against damage.

90mm focal length (35mm equivalent 135mm)

Offers enhanced optical performance.

17° angle of view (APS-C)

Plus a 27° angle of view (35mm) allows you to capture a wide area.

1x maximum magnification

For macro shooting.

f/22 minimum aperture and f/2.8 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

15 elements in 11 groups

Including advanced aspherical elements for corner-to-corner sharpness and super ED glass with multicoating to minimize flare and ghosting. A 9-blade circular aperture helps you create beautiful bokeh effects.


Overall customer rating

4.9
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sony FE lens

    Posted
    jay660
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I selected this lens due to the fact that it is a macro lens for Sony E mount. I have done some macro work with my Canon 100mm macro lens, but Sony didn’t offer a native macro lens until this 90mm. I had a hard decision to make on deciding on whether to go with this lens or the Zeiss 85mm Batis. The macro won out, plus the Batis has suffered from a major shortage worldwide. I have used it on both my A7R and my A6000. In each case the images are nothing short of spectacular. As with any lens that is considered fast, the corners are slightly dark when wide open. This is easily corrected in post processing. The vignetting is evident at f/2.8 but begins to clear as the aperture is stepped down. The corners are relatively free of vignetting by f/4. Image sharpness is stellar. Throughout the frame at f/4 and above the sharpness really shows through. I have used this lens a couple of times for simple portraits and I have to say I am very satisfied with its performance. This is a big lens for a mirrorless system. While using this lens with a slightly bigger body such as the A7 series, the balanced is not too bad. However, when attaching to an A6000, the lens can really start to throw off the balance of the camera. Even so, the image quality is fantastic, making up for this slight disadvantage. This lens might be outside of many enthusiast budget. If you can afford this piece of glass, I would highly recommend it to anyone. It performs quite well when compared to other macro lenses in its class. This 90mm makes a very nice addition to the Sony FE lens lineup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!!!!!!!!!

    Posted
    Bebo
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Dear Lord, I have been shhoting for close to 4 months, took a few classes, watched countless videos, now that I am a bit more educated I understand sharpness a bit more, I use the a7ii with the kit lens and Zeiss 55 1,8 great lens but not ideal for Macro, picked up this macro yesterday and I can't stop shooting, it has taken me to another level, I haven't even processed my pictures, they are that sharp straight out of the camera, I use the saturation feature, it was this lens or the a6300, no way my a7ii and this lens are on another level now. Thanks to all the reviews, it was hard to spend that amount of money, no buyers remorse here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Lens for FE mount....

    Posted
    John
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This lens is ideally suited for macro photography, though some use it as a medium telephoto portrait lens as well. The lens is superbly crafted, with excellent attention to detail, smooth focus ring, easy to navigate manual controls, and so on. It is a bit heavy, however, and therefore this lens will feel awkward on a Sony A6xxx camera (for A7R2 users, however, the lens balances nicely, especially if you are using the battery grip). Optically, the lens performs flawlessly, though as others have noted, it can hunt for focus if you rely on AF in low light conditions. The bokeh in wide apertures is pleasing and creamy, providing warmth and color contrast in your compositions. This is an excellent lens and I recommend buying from Best Buy rather than other vendors such as Amazon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Money!!!

    Posted
    themzman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this lens as a Christmas gift to myself. I wanted a macro lens that I didn't need to get super close with. I recently took this lens with me to the Philippines and some of the macro shots I took came out awesome. The detail is really sharp. I'm glad that the lens has optical steady shot cuz it's a little on the heavy side. I used the lens on both my A6000 and A7. It's definitely worth buying if you do a lot of macro shooting. Oh, also takes pretty sharp portraits with a nice soft bokeh in the background.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am very happy with this 90 mm f2.8 macro lens

    Posted
    Ed71
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this 90 mm macro lens to use with my new Sony a7iii and I am very pleased with the combined performance! The sharpness of the lens is exceptional and both the AF and MF are able to hit the sweet spot! I was surprised by the lens slide to engage the AF rather than a switch. Once I used it I actually prefer it. I have also used it for Landscape work and it does well in that environment. I do not do any portrait work so can not comment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly sharp lens

    Posted
    Ralph
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Sharpest lens I've owned thus far. First copy I purchased was bad, the focus motor made a fairly loud noise which was not normal. I received a replacement and the lens is amazing. Not the quietest lens but it isn't an issue with the macro work I've done which is the purpose of the lens. Does amazingly well shooting portraits as well. I didn't feel this lens was heavy, rather extremely light. If you are looking for a native e-mount macro lens this is your lens without doubt.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top notch 90mm macro by Sony G line

    Posted
    kebe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I read a lot about this lens before purchasing. It was well worth it! This lens is crazy sharp! Some reviewers mentioned that the bokeh was not great, but I disagree. It's very creamy and smooth. As a macro lens at 90mm 2.8, it's good for portraits as well. I like the push/pull feature for manual or auto use, very convenient. It feels solid in the hands & secure. The distance scale is nice but I don't use it. The lens hood.makes this lens seem larger than it really is. The colors are stunning and contrasty. It's just the best macro lens I purchased so far. Sony did a superb job here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very sharp. Not for the quick point and shooter.

    Posted
    617pics
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    Unbelievable pics with this lens. Not exactly for a brand new photographer - should be comfortable with the different settings and functions of your camera. Really superior photos (close up/micro/macro & portait) especially once you get the hang of it. Not great for everyday point and shot but that's not what it's meant for. Auto focus haunts is slow. Found myself getting better pics in manual mode. It has some weight too and does get heavy in the hand. Perfect for tripod use or prob wanna get grip extender (battery grip) for camera. One of the few lenses that is worth it's price. Might be best bang for the buck especially if was a little lighter.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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