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Sony FE 600mm F4 GM Review Rundown

Sony ElectronicsPublished on 06 Jun 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Sony FE 600mm F4 G Master OSS Lens (SEL600F40GM)
Neoscore* 81%
  • Light and compact
  • Optical stabilisation
  • Compatible with teleconverters and drop in filters
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Good build quality
  • Lens cap is not a real lens cap

Summary

Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS fulfills the needs of sports and wildlife pros who want a long lens with an aperture wide enough to blur out backgrounds and shoot in difficult light. Its versatility is enhanced with teleconverter compatibility, and while it's not a featherweight, it is the lightest lens in its class. Sony ships the lens in a hard case with a reversible carbon fiber hood, a soft lens cap, a rear cap, and a clear drop in filter in the rear.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Sonyalpha have found the following[***]:
The Sony 600mm F4 GM OSS is measuring 627mm i.o 507mm for the a sizeable increase while the weight is only marginally bigger (100g more) Minimum focusing distance is also significantly bigger 4.5 m I.o of 2.7m. No rigid lens cap but a leather lens cap Screwable lens hood Security Slot Compatible with Teleconverters Dedicated trunk type hard case supplied Build quality is outstanding.
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Pros[**]
  • Full-frame OSS
  • Optical stabilisation
  • 2 teleconverters and drop in filters
  • Flexible lens hood
Cons[**]
  • Larger and heavier than the predecessor
  • Fingerprint collar is non removable

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is Sony's second pro telephoto prime. While it's not a featherweight, it is the lightest lens of this focal length and aperture you can buy. The lens offers the go-anywhere versatility you'd expect from a photographic tool at this price.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Teleconverter compatibility
  • Optical stabilization
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons[**]
  • Not a featherweight

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS is the company's latest addition to its G Master lens line. Aimed at the pro user, this is a lens that doesn't leave much off its spec sheet. Optics make use of three fluorite elements and a pair of extra low (ED) pieces of glass, as well as the largest extreme aspherical (XA) element yet.
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Pros[**]
  • Super-smooth autofocus
  • Comprehensive focus and teleconverter options
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Sony 600mm F4 GM OSS. Sonyalpha. 2020-02-09. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  2. 2. ^ Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Preview. Pcmag. 2019-06-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Hands on: Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS review. Techradar. 2019-06-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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