differences

Reasons to consider the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Auto focus Yes vs No
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Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
More magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:2 (0.5)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 90 mm vs 105 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Learn more about
the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS

Reasons to consider the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Shorter 84 mm vs 131 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Smaller diameter 66 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Slightly better telephoto 105 mm vs 90 mm
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Around 20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Learn more about
the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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Typically very sharp

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$709 - $799

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Larger diameter
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$958 - $1,049

Magnification Much more magnification
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor  180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF

Sports lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Max focal length Better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS Competitors

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA

Low light lens

$790 - $948

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Sony Alpha

Macro lens

$289 - $429

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$709 - $799

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly worse wide angle

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