Sony A6600 with 90mm Macro Lens

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.

Martin guitar headstock. Sony A6600 with Sony FE90mm Macro OSS G lens 1/160 sec; f/2.8; ISO 8000

Then to the kitchen to get a sample of some summer fruit. I love the individual hairs on the right side.

Peach. Sony A6600 with Sony FE90mm Macro OSS G lens. 1/160 sec; f/2.8; ISO 2000

Here is another, cropped image of the peach. You can really see those hairs and the fall off of focus.

Peach. Sony A6600 with Sony FE90mm Macro OSS G lens. 1/160 sec; f/2.8; ISO 2000

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

Basketball net. Sony A6600 with Sony FE90mm Macro OSS G lens. 1/1250 sec; f/2.8; ISO 100

Like peaches, mid summer is a great time for flower pictures.

Garden flower. Sony A6600 with Sony FE90mm Macro OSS G lens. 1/160 sec; f/2.8; ISO 400

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.

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