Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS E-mount lens review by Cekari

reviewer#44363 date: Aug-30-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:FE 100-400 GM
price paid:SEK23 490 (≈$2 391)
positive:Reach (why I bought it)
Sharp, just a tad below the FE 100-400mm GM
very fast AF.
Internal zoom! Short turn from Min to Max. Easy to turn with just a finger.
f5,6-6.3, just a 1/3 stop from 200-600mm, wish it had been f4-5.6 or so though, at the cost of weight... and price.
Very good built quality.
negative:Well, if any, kind of heavy with a7R III and the battry-grip (a must for handling) , but rather that than not of this quality.
The included lens-strap is an ordinarie camerastrap, and is to short and to narrow and no padding for the neck/shoulder. (cheap Sony, cheap). Found a much better one at a website.
comment:A super great lens to use, can't wait to try it my new a7R IV (soon), with faster IBIS.
Works great with the 1.4x TC and still be used handheld, even tho I recommend using a monopod at least. (that's on me as I'm old and not so steady hands anymore).
Works with the 2x TC too, but really hard to keep steady at 1200mm, even tried with monopod, but a tad dark at the time so at 1/40s... you guess, will redo that one...

One have to copy the links below and paste them on a texteditor, select and right click and open URL. Have no idea why links don't work here???
Some test shots (non scientific) here:

Real shots of running and jumping horses (other lenses was used as well) here:

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 11
  • sharpness: 4.73
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.91
  • distortion: 4.82
  • flare control: 4.91
  • overall: 4.87 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania