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Sony FE 200-600

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by mstphoto, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
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  2. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    I would guess the slower aperture contributes to the more relatively reasonable price. Assuming the rumors match up with the reality.
     
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  3. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    I wonder if this G lens is made by Tamron for Sony, now that Sony owns a stake in Tamron.
     
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  4. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    Could be why Tamron hasn't brought out an E-mount 150-600mm?

    Sigma say they haven't as theirs needs a ground- up design.
     
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  5. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    Well Guys - ITS OFFICIAL!!
    Sony have announced their 2 new lenses - 600mm f4 & 200-600
    Internal focussing, ability to take a tele convertor!!
    As I said earlier, this is definitely a game changer ;) 
     
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  6. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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  7. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    Look at the size of that thing! :D 

    Way past my pay grade, but I hope it meets and exceeds Sony's sales expectations. Should sell a few for the Olympics at least.
     
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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    The youtube DPReview guys are reviewing them right now on my TV as I type.


    A great combo if you need the reach, just be prepared for the $$$$$$$$
     
  9. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Australia
    Maybe a quarter is sun hood.
    Expensive air.
     
  10. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    The FE 200-600mm is near perfect for me except for the price. Don't get me wrong, it's priced to be competitive with similar offerings from other companies. I was just hoping for about $500 of undercutting the competition. :dance4:

    Can't afford it at the moment, but I may have to look at renting one for a northern michigan elk and bear photo hunt I've been vaguely planning.
     
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  11. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    I'm beginning to think many Sony lenses are Tamron designs. There's just a lot of similarities across the board that seems very similar to Tamron glass.
     
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  12. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    Any word on when the 200-600mm goes to f/6.3? I'd hope it only goes to f/6.3 by 600mm. The Nikon 200-500mm stays at f/5.6 throughout the aperture range and can be had for under $1000 USD used.
     
  13. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    Internal zoom sets the new 200-600mm apart from the pack.
     
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  14. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    Yeah I like that part and it'll probably focus faster on a mirrorless body. Sony needs to make a 300mm f/4 prime though, for those that like slightly faster apertures and compact sized lenses. I keep my Nikon kit around mainly because of the 300mm PF.
     
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  15. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I’ve read over on SAR that it goes to f/6.3 at 300mm.

    If I had unlimited funds, I’d be all over that lens. But I shoot wildlife maybe once a year when the bald eagles nest over in the Klamath Wildlife Refuge. So unless I suddenly uncover the funds for a safari in Botswana under my mattress... :flypig:
     
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  16. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Australia
    I think the price to performance ratio looks pretty good - from this far out anyway.

    And it's going to remove a big block to migrating from Nikon and Canon. Frankly, the adapted lens route created a lot of uncertainty among prospective migrants and for those who took the plunge more than a few were burned or dissatisfied.
     
  17. Ziggy99

    Ziggy99 TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2019
    Australia
    Yeah, mine was too short for birds even with the 1.4 TC but I still regularly use the D500 with one of two zooms. I haven't ruled out springing for the 500 PF some time.
     
  18. Richard Crowe

    Richard Crowe TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Sep 14, 2018
    I loved my Canon 300mm f/4L IS lens...
     
  19. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
    One of the most versatile lenses I have had the pleasure of owning.
    I used mines with extension tubes for close up work
     
  20. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 19, 2018
    North Essex UK
    Mike
    Sony has never been one for undercutting prices on lenses!

    The 200-600 comes closest in bang for buck terms of all those that would interest me. Upto 200 I can cope fairly easily with adapted lenses, but beyond that reasonably rapid AF is a great help for many subjects. Having recently come into some money I can afford it - but it would set a dangerous precedent to my wife... Perhaps I a year or two.
     
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