Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 4   
reviewer#44428 date: Nov-18-2019
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 600mmG, Minolta 300mm f2.5 APO, Minolta 200mm f2.8HSG, SAL70400G
price paid:2900CAD
positive:Light, fast AF
negative:F6.3, poor bokeh, not a prime, E-mount
comment:Due to back issues I have had to let go of my very heavy Minolta 600G in favour of this lighter lens. Thus far, I am very happy with the perfomance. It is not as good a the Minolta, but is good enough.
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
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:
www.flickr.com/photos/cekari/albums/72157710088033441

Real shots of running and jumping horses (other lenses was used as well) here:
www.flickr.com/photos/cekari/albums/72157710550088656
reviewer#44352 date: Aug-19-2019
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SONY 70-400 G1 AND G2
price paid:£1800
positive:FAST FOCUSING, VERY SHARP AND INTERNAL ZOOM
negative:THE ZOOM RING IS EASILY KNOCKED INADVERTENTLY.
comment:I USE THIS LENS WITH MY A7III AND I'M AMAZED AT THE VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF IN FOCUS SHOTS
reviewer#44338 date: Jul-27-2019
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:FE 100-400
Canon EF 600 f4 IS L II with 2X TC
price paid:2200 USD
positive:Long reach and sharpness, plus can use 2X TC and still able to have good AF (use with A9 and A7rIII)
negative:Quite long compare to FE 100-400
comment:Great to have a lens that can reach 1200mm ( with 2X TC) and can still AF fast. Suppose can still have eye AF and animal eye AF when use with A9 (But A9's firmware for animal eye AF is not available as of the time of the review). In the past, the only 1200mm reach with good AF is Canon 1Dx with EF 600 f4 IS L II with 2X TC
reviews found: 4   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.88
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.98

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