Easily one of the best Macro lens in terms of IQ

Started Nov 26, 2015 | User reviews
Albert Lowe New Member • Posts: 7
Easily one of the best Macro lens in terms of IQ

Many said that this is an insane lens in terms of quality. DxO and other websites gave this lens a high rating score. I'm curious and decided to buy it when I got my hands on the A7II. Got the lens in HK, definitely not a cheap lens, more expensive than the Canon and Olympus counterpart I used. I went to a local bird market to try out this lens and then "BANG". Gotta praise the details I can get with this lens. The images look sharp, the contrast is great, IQ still looks good even for non-macro shots. The focusing ring can also be push/pull to switch between AF/MF, a handy feature. In terms of IQ, I can say easily that this is the best macro lens I've used and owned to date. Would give this lens an easy 5 star, but instead I give it a 4.5 because of these cons of this lens:

1) The AF - It's actually a minor con for a macro lens, but it'll be great if the AF is fast for a macro     lens at this price. This lens is great for other types of photography as well, not just macro

2) No full time manual focus - Ouch....

3) The Focal length - Wish that its a 105mm

4) The price - This lens is very expensive if there's no discounts or promo

 Albert Lowe's gear list:Albert Lowe's gear list
Sony a7R II Sony a7 III Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
Telephoto macro prime lens • Sony FE • SEL90M28G
Announced: Mar 4, 2015
Albert Lowe's score
4.5
Average community score
4.6
Sony a7 Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro
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Pixel Pooper Veteran Member • Posts: 3,949
Re: Easily one of the best Macro lens in terms of IQ

Hi Albert, what do mean by "no full time manual focus"?

OP Albert Lowe New Member • Posts: 7
Correction: THERE IS FULL TIME MANUAL FOCUS!!!

In my cons, I mentioned that this lens can't full time manual focus. Turns out it can!! Sorry my mistake!!

 Albert Lowe's gear list:Albert Lowe's gear list
Sony a7R II Sony a7 III Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
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