90mm perspectives - A6600/SEL90M28G

Started 2 months ago | Photos thread
davelok
davelok Senior Member • Posts: 2,415
Re: Thanks - and some observations about the lens
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Hey Phil, good points. Some comments from me below.

philzucker wrote:

- Focusing speed could be a tad faster ... I'm really spoiled by the focus speed of lenses like the 16-55/2.8 or 200-600. The SEL90M28G definitely doesn't match those.

I think this is a common characteristic of macro lenses. Firstly, the focus throw at close distances is much longer as compared to longer distances anyways, and secondly the lens needs to be accurate.

- AF can be - as always - problematic in low contrast situations and with small focus points. I was for example not able to get a reliable focus lock taking the building fence pic of the original post in this thread, had to switch to manual there.

While it won't help composition, you could try switching to portrait mode, as On-sensor PDAF does not have cross-type focus points as far as I know. Changing the orientation can help in finding focus.

Does that info qualify your temptation?

No, only my bank balance does

Thanks for looking and your comment!

Anytime!

Phil

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