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Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Full-Frame Lens (2019)

MSRP 2100 EURNeoscore 52%NEX score 79%

Product Overview

Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS is a super telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2019, it has 17 elements in 24 groups.
Photographers will be pleased by the fact that the lens is internally-zooming, meaning that the barrel does not extend when the focal length is changed. This helps balance and weather sealing; it is also great for long-term durability, as there is less chance for moisture and dirt to get in. For incremental weathers, Sony is kind enough to include weather sealing.
As a super telephoto zoom lens, the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS can be quite useful for wild-life and landscape photography. Built-in image stabilization is almost a must-have at this focal range, and this lens does not disappoint on this front. Owners will also like the available tripod collar and compatibility with teleconverters.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Internal zoom
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Great sharpness
  • Compatible with teleconverters
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Competitive price
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
Cons
  • Relatively narrow aperture
  • The lens does not extend at all: it has a fixed length (it has a non removable tripod collar
  • Smaller and heavier than 100-400mm
  • Pincushion distortion
  • No polarising filter window
  • It requires only a 70° rotation to zoom from 2...
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
11 blades
Colors
White
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Linear Motor
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
24 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 aspherical + 5 ED elements, Nano AR + fluorine coating groups

Dimensions

Size | Diameter
112 mm / 4.41 in
Size | Length
318 mm / 12.52 in
Weight
2115 g / 74.73 oz

Function

Angle Of View
12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 4.1° Diagonal | 3.4° Horizontal | 2.3° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/5.6–6.3
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
200 mm ~ 600 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
Internal zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.2x
Min Focus Distance
2400 mm / 94.49 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2019-06-11
Model Name
SEL200600G

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS and FE 100-400 GM + TC1.4 (comparison) Lens has a fixed length which is a huge plus in term of handling & carrying the lens compared to Sigma/Tamron alternatives. Lens is part of the G series and not the GM, this helps to keep the cost contained at 2100 euros.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very big, the biggest zoom in e-mount
  • Very easy to focus even with one finger, there is enough fluidity in the zooming ring without being loose at all
  • Very long focusing distance: 240cm (quite long unfortunately)
  • Removable tripod collar but without 90°...
Cons
  • The lens does not extend at all: it has a fixed length (it has a non removable tripod collar
  • It requires only a 70° rotation to zoom from 200mm to 600mm
  • No polarising filter window

cameralabs[2]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Weighing 1395g, it’s also considerably lighter than the 200-600mm which weighs-in at 2115g. The combination of internal zooming coupled with a short twist of around 70 degrees between 200 and 600mm allows you to quickly and easily adjust the focal length while shooting. The zoom action feels very smooth too, and I found I could effectively go through the whole range with just a light twist between my thumb and finger.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Long range with short angular throw
  • Competitive price
Cons
  • Smaller and heavier than 100-400mm

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The FE 200-600mm focuses quickly and accurately. It can be paired with Sony's 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverters to extend its reach. There's no vignette of which to speak, but there is a bit of pincushion distortion.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • Pincushion distortion

digitalpicture[4]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
As an "FE" lens, the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras. The 100-400 has a 1/3-stop-wider aperture available from 300-400mm and has a longer zoom ring rotation. The Sony lens has less vignetting in the 200mm corners.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
  • 1-year limited warranty
Cons
  • Relatively narrow aperture

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2019/08/14/sony-fe-200-600mm-f5-6-6-3-g-oss/. 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
2. ^ Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS review so far. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-200-600mm-f5-6-6-3-g-oss-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
3. ^ Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-fe-200-600mm-f56-63-g-oss. 2019-11-11. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-200-600mm-f-5.6-6.3-G-OSS-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-21.

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