Sony has today officially announced their next full-frame telephoto E-mount lenses, the FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens and also the 600mm F4 GM OSS lens.
Both of these lenses will ship in August with a price of $2000 / £1,800 / €2,100 for the 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS and $13000 / £12,000 / €14,000 for the 600mm F4 GM OSS.
Pre-orders have already started in the UK (links below) and will start in the US on Thursday June 13th at 11AM EST (links below).
The 200-600 is an internal zoom design so the barrel does not extend which helps to improve handling, and it will also support Sony’s 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, extending the reach to a maximum of 840mm at F9 or 1200mm at F13.
You can find the official press releases for both lenses at the following links:
Here are two promotional videos from Sony introducing the new lenses:
Early YouTuber Reviews
For most camera and lens launches Sony likes to invite influencers and press to a hands-on media event just before the product is officially announced. Here are the videos that have been released so far:
Since I love shooting wildlife myself I’ve already pre-ordered the 200-600mm with Park Cameras. Providing it doesn’t disappoint I might end up selling my Sony 100-400 F4.5-5.6 GM lens (my review here) to help fund it, but not before I’ve compared the two especially with the 1.4x teleconverter.
If you are not already a member of the Sony Alpha Wildlife Shooters Group that I run on Facebook, then please do consider joining. Our awesome members share some fantastic wildlife photos along with shooting tips and tricks.