Jason Lanier is primarily known for his wedding, portrait, fashion and beauty photographer so why is he reviewing the Sony 90mm Macro for his "Gear I Use" series? Because the 90mm Macro has proven to be useful for more than just ultra-close macro photography.
In the video, Jason describes testing this 90mm Macro against the 85mm Zeiss Batis for portraits (he shot both at f/2.8) finding that they performed identically. In a practical portrait demonstration, he shows how to set the lens for fast AF capture and he shows the smooth fall off from sharp subject areas to soft background that's so prized for portrait and wedding photography.
Jason also explains why having a macro lens is so important for anyone wanting to be a successful wedding photographer and how he uses the Sony 90mm Macro to get detail shots at a wedding.In another series of practical demonstrations he takes it through some real world macro work evaluating the sharpness, fall-off and the lens' lack of chromatic aberration.
Summing it up, Jason says, "My lens that I used for macro work before this was a 105 Nikon back in my Nikon days. I loved that lens, but in my opinion this [Sony 90mm macro] lens is much better."
"I can't recommend this lens highly enough. It's in my kit bag wherever I go. It's absolutely one of my top lenses."
Watch the full video to see how he sets the lens and the results of his in-use demonstrations: