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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro - £580

Sharpness test

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The Sony lens gets off to an unimpressive start at its widest apertures, before sharpening up and doing well at the middle.

Fringing test

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Results aren't too bad at the centre of the frame, but as you venture further towards the edges, performance drops off.

Distortion test

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Visible distortion in images is low, but measured distortion puts the Sony lens somewhere in the middle of the group.

Image test verdict

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There's a lot to like about this lens, but considering its price, it's disappointing that it doesn't provide a consistent performance.

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