Dustin Abbott: Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS – Quick and In-Depth Reviews

Dustin Abbott posted his quick review above and long review below of the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS and was very impressed with the lens. Below is a summary of the quick review:

  • Variable aperture that switches at about 300mm
  • G lens with OSS (Optical stead shot)
  • Adds a to of reach for a reach for an affordable price
  • Great AF performance especially on a9
  • Better than some of the fixed focal length telephoto options
  • Easy to shoot handheld
  • Very easy to zoom while shooting
  • Weather sealed with focus hold and a rotating tripod collar, but not arca swiss support without a quick release plate
  • 4 switches – AF/MF, focus limiter, steady shot, steady shot mode
  • AF slows a lot in low light but is very accurate
  • Very sharp throughout even though it is a G lens it performs like a GM lens
  • If you stop down to f/8 you get a little more contrast, but even wide open it is good
  • Bokeh is ok
  • Works with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters so you can get up to 1200mm at f/13
  • Dustin wouldn’t go past the 1.4x
  • Do you need 600mm? If not the 100-400mm might be better for you because it is a smaller/lighter combination.
  • Very fairly priced

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Sony 200-600mm FE: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony 600mm FE GM: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS:B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter: B&H PhotoAmazon / Adorama
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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