Sony announces FE 600mm F4 GM OSS and the FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 OSS super-telephoto lenses

Two ultralong lenses for Sony shooters.

New Sony Super-Telephoto Lenses
Sony’s two new super-telephoto lenses will be a great option of wildlife and sports photographersSony

Sony has a new pair of telephoto lenses on the way for its E mount cameras: the FE 600mm F4 GM OSS prime and the FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 OSS Super-telephoto zoom lens. The 600mm is Sony’s longest prime in its lens lineup, and at 6.71 lbs it’s one of the lightest telephotos at this focal length on the market. Here is what else we know about the lenses.

FE 600mm F4 GM OSS
FE 600mm F4 GM OSS
The 600mm F4 GM OSS prime lens is aimed at top level professionals.Sony
  • 24 elements, including an extreme aspherical element, three fluorite elements and extra-low dispersion elements
  • 11 blade circular aperture
  • Nano AR coating to cut down on reflections, glare, and ghosting
  • A pair of XD linear motors for quiet and quick focusing
  • Supports 40.5mm drop-in filters
  • Four customizable focus-hold buttons
  • Weather sealed construction
  • Minimum focusing distance of 4.5m
  • 1.5 feet long and weighs 6.7 lbs
  • Available in August $13,000
FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 OSS
FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 OSS
The 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 OSS lens has a more reasonable price point and is aimed at the enthusiast market.Sony
  • 24 elements, including an aspherical element and five extra-low dispersion elements
  • 11 blade circular aperture
  • Nano AR coating to cut down on reflections, glare, and ghosting
  • Direct Drive SSM autofocus motor
  • Focuses and zoom internally
  • Minimum focus distance of 2.4m
  • Three customizable focus-hold buttons
  • One foot long and weighs 4.9lbs
  • Weather sealed
  • Available in August for $2000

Although such a long focal length and pricey lens may seem impractical for a casual shooter, both of these lenses will be good choices for sports and wildlife photographers. The 600mm prime is clearly aimed at high level pros, but the more reasonably priced $2000 dollar FE 200-600 will be a good option for shooter looking to go beyond what a 70-200 can offer.

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