Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS review

The Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS offers full 1.0x macro magnification and more besides

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS
(Image: © Sony)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The 90mm focal length and push-pull control ring for auto/manual focusing have been seen in macro lenses dating back to era of 35mm film. The Sony successfully combines something old with something new, adding a high-tech autofocus system, optical image stabilizer and a customizable AF-hold button. It’s an excellent lens that’s capable of superb results.


  • +

    Highly accurate autofocus

  • +

    Customizable focus hold button

  • +

    Push-pull focus ring


  • -

    Lackluster stabilization for full macro

  • -

    Fairly expensive for its class

Why you can trust Digital Camera World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out how we test.

The Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS follows tradition, in that 90mm has long been a favored focal length for macro shooting. It enables a comfortable and natural shooting distance at the minimum focus distance, which delivers full 1.0x or 1:1 magnification. Small objects are therefore reproduced at full life size on the image sensor, enabling massive enlargement when viewing shots on screen or in print.


Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.