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

reviewer#45561 date: Aug-4-2020
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:Sony 70-400 G SSM (version 1)
price paid:RRP The Netherlands
positive:Reach, zoom range. Solid Build. Nice finish. Very ergonomic, a pleasure to use. Zoom and manual focus is very smooth, fingertip operation. Focuses very well. OSS is magical, keepers galore.
negative:Not the fastest kid on the block at f/6.3 on the long end, but I accept the compromise as faster is bigger and more expensive.

Drop-in filters would have been nice. No way I'll get a polarizer for this filter size
comment:It replaces the A-mount 70-400 G SSM that I used through LA-EA3 adaptor on A7Rii. That combination was never ideal.

Bought the FE 200-600 with A7iii for superior AF and it delivers.

It is bigger than I imagined but just fits the backpack with camera attached which makes it OK.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 8
  • sharpness: 4.94
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.99 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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