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Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« on: October 01, 2015, 08:46:36 PM »
I bought this lens a while ago but now i post. This is an excellent lens and i believe Sony keep the tradition of G lens from Minolta.
-Fast to very fast autofocus on a6000. Not at all slow as other report. The new Direct drive focus is a new generation different from 70-200G f4 and i think the reason they put this is for more accurate  focus at large aperture. Is like a car driving with 5th gear and when you come close to stop you use the first gear with higher gear ration and torque.
-Very Sharp as it must be a macro and even at f2.8
-Relative not as big as other report

My first pictures a while ago with a6000 handheld

1/400sec,ISO 100, f4


heavy crop from above


1/160 sec, ISO 100 f6.3


heavy crop from above





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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 12:15:14 AM »
My first reaction is "Wow" Rex.
My favourite genre is a top class macro and this is top class.
I admire your bravery in getting so close to the wasp.  They are an introduced pest in this country and can be very aggresive so one has to be careful.Terrific resolution on the A6000 too- the crop looks fine on my screen...john
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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 02:44:43 AM »
Super shots REX. Your post prompted me to research this lens and it is getting rave reviews. 11" minimum focal distance (less than 5" from the end of the lens!) and sharp corner to corner. At US $1100 I am not sure when/if I will get one. I can dream I suppose. :D I may just have to make do with my Minolta 100mm f2.8 D for a while.

We should have a post for the best macro, although I am sure you would win.
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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 10:10:29 AM »
No reservations in totally agreeing with John (chappo1) and Charles (Ascot)... excellent shots and sharp as a sharp can be.
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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 11:44:00 AM »
 I have read many glowing reviews about this lens and all stating how sharp it is from edge to edge right from wide open. These pics are great and truly show how sharp the lens is.

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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2015, 04:14:17 PM »
Thanks for your comments, they will follow more pictures with 90mm.
I am planning one day to compare the following Macro lens.

1st  Minolta 1990 the 50mm f2.8 A-mount (excellent until now my favorite)
2nd Sony 30mm DT SAM f2.8 A-mount
3rd Minolta 100mm MD f4(manual focus) MD mount
4th Minolta 100mm MD(manual focus) f4 with bellows I got a present from my fellow friend Koutas
5th Sony 100mm f2.8(borrow from a friend for the test)
6th Sony 90mmG E-mount   
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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2015, 04:44:58 PM »
These are the non cropped.



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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2015, 11:08:02 PM »
I just bought this lens the other day, so hope you don't mind me posting a couple of test shots here REX rather than start a new thread? These were all taken with the A7R II

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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2015, 11:19:45 PM »
The dog coming at you at a rate of knots for me Mick.
What about a thread with your impressions of the A7RII ?  There is a demo model in Sony Melbourne with drool on it !!!!!! ....john
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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2015, 11:28:29 PM »
The dog coming at you at a rate of knots for me Mick.
What about a thread with your impressions of the A7RII ?  There is a demo model in Sony Melbourne with drool on it !!!!!! ....john

Hi John I only just got the camera but thus far compared to the Sony A7 I had a year ago and returned that within a week or so this is worlds apart the focus was just awful there no other words for it? This is so far 100 times better? I will have a play and try more stuff over the next week or so then do a post? This was a hard decision spending so much but the form factor and finally a decent macro made me give it a go one more time :-)

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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 03:57:05 AM »
Good yourback Mufftrix your temporary good bye is already  two years ago.
http://www.dynaxdigital.com/the-digital-dynax-diner/i'll-be-back!!/msg196462/#msg196462

I don't mind at all I like that we have a continuation of the 90mmG.I am interested also to see how it behave on 36 & 42 MP sensors.

The first one remind me of my beloved dog REX.
Welcome back Mufftrix :)
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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2015, 06:14:54 PM »
Good yourback Mufftrix your temporary good bye is already  two years ago.
http://www.dynaxdigital.com/the-digital-dynax-diner/i'll-be-back!!/msg196462/#msg196462

I don't mind at all I like that we have a continuation of the 90mmG.I am interested also to see how it behave on 36 & 42 MP sensors.

The first one remind me of my beloved dog REX.
Welcome back Mufftrix :)

Cheers for welcome back! :-)

Wow 2 years I have had a lot of camera's under the bridge since then haha! I still rate the D800 up there as one of the best camera's I have owned and if I hadn't dropped it in a car park on concrete and smashed it to bits I would still have had it?

I have tried micro 4/3 from Panasonic and Olympus in the 2 years I have been away (not over impressed even with the E-M1) but Nikon was what I stayed with, I always kept my eye on the Sony stuff though? I love there innovation, I just wish they would be more consistent as in there lack of A mount stuff at the moment A99 MK2???? Or a nice E mount 70-400?? I am sure the E mount is there future goal but they keep saying they not forgetting A mount?

The main think I like though and what drew me back is the form factor! I am not getting any younger (well by back isn't) and besides the weight it just a pain to carry a full DSLR around when you just out with the dogs or on a stroll along the canal? Whatever you doing ends up like a marine training exercise lugging all that stuff about?

I hated The A7 Mk1 which I did buy but the focus was the worse I have seen on a camera for a long time? The A7R II is worlds apart and as John suggested I will do a post shortly about my first few days use with the camera?

Anyhow enough waffling here another shot of Max my GSD :-)

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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2015, 12:27:35 PM »
Some Grasshopper







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Re: Sony 90mm f2.8 Macro
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2015, 09:22:42 PM »
Nice lighting Rex.  The last close-up would be my pick....john
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