Picture dates: July 18, 2021
Back in 2016 when I bought my first Sony E-mount camera (full frame Sony A7R2) I purchased a Sony 90mm Macro G lens and a Sony 24-240 all purpose lens. The 90mm macro lens is great for close up shots, I’ve taken a few – like these pictures of our garden – but my photography never trended that direction. I considered selling it; but it’s such a nice lens I hate to give it up. So, I tried putting this full frame lens on my APS-C Sony A6600 to see how it would fare. I wandered around the house and outside to give it a go. I am very pleased with the results.
All the pictures were taken hand held. I then put them through Adobe LightRoom for cropping and light/color adjustments and pushed them through Topaz Sharpen AI. The sharpening program does a great job of bringing out every bit of detail.
First a closeup of my acoustic guitar.
Then to the kitchen to get a sample of some summer fruit. I love the individual hairs on the right side.
Here is another, cropped image of the peach. You can really see those hairs and the fall off of focus.
This may be my favorite picture of the group. I love the detail and frayed cords on the net and the narrow depth of field at f/2.8
Like peaches, mid summer is a great time for flower pictures.
A little later I put my 24-240 lens on and took a picture of the same flower. Notice the brighter/deeper blue from the 90mm lens; although some of the color difference may be due to post processing.
The Sony FE 24-240 gets knocked for producing soft images, but I think it did a great job here – admittedly the Topaz Sharpen AI program helped.
I liked the results of the A6600 / FE 90 so much I used the same camera/lens combination for a cooking shoot a few days later. I’m locked into my decision: I’m not selling my 90mm or my 24-240 for that matter.
You can see more of my sample pictures from the A6600 on flickr.