The FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS has 24 elements, including aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass. The lens focuses and zooms internally, has 11 aperture blades and uses a Direct Drive SSM autofocus motor. The minimum focus distance is 2.4m (< 8 feet) and the maximum magnification is 0.2x. The 200-600 is 318mm (1ft) long and weighs in at 2.1kg (4.9lbs) without its tripod foot attached.
This is a flexible zoom perfectly suited for nature, wildlife, and sports applications. Its long reach pairs with a modest maximum aperture range to render to a relatively lightweight and portable design, which benefits handheld use.
Alin Popescu tested the new Sony 200-600mm lens:
I really loved it: its reach is amazing, is incredibly sharp, has superb color rendering and bokeh and has an affordable price for this kind of lens.
But I still love the incredible lightness of my 100-400 G Master lens, it’s better weather sealing, speed of acquiring subjects and tracking them. And I can always add the 1.4x TC that will get me close to 600, but at a cost of 1 EV.
It’s even a tougher decision if you just want to buy now one of these two superb lenses Sony has produced. I feel you!
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