Further readings for the Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
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The Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS is a short-telephoto prime for Sony full-frame mirrorless E-mount cameras such as the high-end a9 and the earlier A7 models. Besides being a G-Master model with high-grade optics and build, it has number of interesting features that make it stand out as a highly specialized lens for portraiture. First is the inclusion of optical image stabilization, which can be used to complement the camera’s sensor-shift stabilization (where applicable); and second is the use of an apodization filter or APD element as part of the optical construction.
Lens options for Sony’s full-frame A7 series of mirrorless cameras are increasing all the time, and the new $498 Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro adds another choice in this popular prime lens focal length. Great for general-use photography and portraiture, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro also boasts 1:1 macro magnification with a 16cm/6.3-inch minimum focus distance, for high-quality close-up photography. FE-mount lenses also remain compatible with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras such as the A6300, offering an equivalent 75mm focal length, which remains a good option for portraits and macro work, if a bit long for general use. The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro features both ED and aspherical glass elements for improved performance, as well as dust and moisture resistance, and a focus limiter switch. The focus limiter offers 3 settings, including full, 30cm to infinity, and 16cm to 30cm, with the latter being helpful for reducing the amount of “focus hunting” when using autofocus for macro shots.
Featuring a whopping 42.4Mp resolution, the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera is one of the highest-resolution consumer cameras currently available. It’s also currently the only camera to feature a full-frame 35mm BSI (backside illuminated) sensor — technology that allows the photocells to capture a greater intensity of light, and in theory, maximize image quality.
Carl Zeiss’s latest range of Batis lenses has been specifically designed for the Sony A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7R II and Sony A7S II. Together with the legendary optical precision and outstanding build quality for which Carl Zeiss lenses are known, the new Batis lenses also feature autofocus and an innovative OLED display on the lens barrel that gives both focus distance and depth-of-field information. The first new lenses released in the Zeiss Batis lineup are the 25mm f/2 wide-angle prime and 85mm f/1.8 short telephoto prime.
Sony has started to round out the E-mount lens range for their innovative full-frame A7 bodies and APS-C format cameras, and this new 1:1 stabilized macro lens looks to be a promising addition. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.