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

reviewer#44487 date: Mar-27-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Minolta 400 4.5 G HS
Minolta 200 2.8 G HS
price paid:1940€
positive:Long reach
I use it handhold
Not expensive
Very sharp
Very good optical IS with 3 modes
Fast, silent and accurate AF
Very solid build and very good ergonomics
It shows very good macro performance (0.2 mag)at 600 mm and 2.5 meter distance. AF is very fast and accurate for macro work.
Internal focusing, internal zoom, silent AF in combination with silent shutter mode make it an absolute stealthy combo for wildlife
negative:The T number at f=600mm is more 7.1 than 6.3
In general good bokeh, but it‘s a zoom lens and my old Minolta 400 4.5 G has the better bokeh
comment:Highley recommended wild life, outdoor, birding lens
For BIF and fast sport you will need good light
I use it on a A7r3

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
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