90mm macro for portraits?

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In the past I have used the Sony 85mm f/1.8, Batis 85mm and Batis 135mm for portraits. Has anyone used the Sony 90mm Macro for portraits? What is your evaluation of it for portraits?
 

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I don't shoot a great deal of portraits myself but I do know that it is quite a popular lens for portraits. Sony Artisan of Imagery Miguel Quiles shoots a lot with it. He has a video on it here:


And here's a shot I took with it just the other day of my son:

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  • ILCE-9
  • FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
  • 90.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 200
 
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You are blessed with a wonderful son! Thank you for sharing the information. After looking over our library of photos, we decided to stay with Zeiss Batis 85mm and 135mm lenses. This is a photo taken of a staff member at a day spa while my wife was getting a haircut.
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  • ILCE-7M3
  • ZEISS Batis 2.8/135
  • 135.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/160 sec
  • ISO 1250
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  • ILCE-7M3
  • ZEISS Batis 2.8/135
  • 135.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/160 sec
  • ISO 3200
 

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You are blessed with a wonderful son! Thank you for sharing the information. After looking over our library of photos, we decided to stay with Zeiss Batis 85mm and 135mm lenses. This is a photo taken of a staff member at a day spa while my wife was getting a haircut.
Thanks Jim. He's a good little boy - so far! :) I'm sure the 85mm Batis and 135mm will coninue to serve you well! The 90mm is quite useful as you are getting a great macro and a portrait lens all-in-one.
 

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