Wildlife, sports, or any other photographers craving super telephoto lenses will be very pleased with Sony’s announcement today of the FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens and the FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens. Each of these now becomes the longest zoom and prime lens, respectively, in Sony’s full-frame E-mount stable.
Joining the esteemed G Series of lenses, the FE 200-600mm is designed to offer outstanding quality and performance while remaining accessible to the more everyday photographer. I want to emphasize that it is no slouch, bringing a refined optical design with speedy autofocus that make it easy to capture far-away and moving targets. Operation of this super-tele zoom is well considered because it boasts large zoom and focus rings, multiple programmable Focus Hold buttons, and a locking tripod foot. Additionally, the lens is equipped with Optical SteadyShot, which will certainly come in handy for stabilizing your imagery when working at greater focal lengths, especially since you can use Sony’s 1.4x and 2x Teleconverters to create a 280-840mm or 400-1200mm zoom, respectively.
Sample Images Captured with Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens
Now, the new king of Sony’s full-frame E-mount lenses has to be the FE 600mm. This lens is astounding. It’s also the largest and longest prime Sony has made—even though it is the world’s lightest 600mm f/4 lens at just 6.7 lb—and boasts a phenomenal f/4 aperture that puts it clearly in the realm of professionals. Being designed for pros, the 600mm uses all of Sony’s latest and greatest tech. This includes an ultra-fast AF system, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a weather-sealed design, a rotating tripod collar, plenty of physical buttons for fast operations, and more. It’ll be fast and offer phenomenal image quality. A bonus for this ultra-high-end prime is that it will work with Sony’s teleconverters, getting a boost to either an 840mm f/5.6 or 1200mm f/8 with the 1.4x or 2x, respectively.
Sample Images Captured with Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens
Doug Guerra, from B&H, sits down with Mike Bubolo, from Sony, to talk about Sony’s biggest lenses yet
If you have been waiting for Sony to get into the game on super telephoto optics for its full-frame mirrorless cameras, either as an enthusiast or pro, today should be proof that this company has the goods. What do you think about these two new lenses? Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts, below!