Are there any 600mm lenses for the Sony mirrorless cameras on the horizon?

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AZheaven Senior Member • Posts: 1,584
Re: Are there any 600mm lenses for the Sony mirrorless cameras on the horizon?

Cavig1 wrote:

Just my opinion, but I wouldn’t hold out waiting for an inexpensive 500 or 600mm lens. Even from a third party. For example Sigma’s 500mm f4 costs $6000+ And from my experience, super-tele 3rd party lens don’t work as well on Sony cameras as Sony lens.

Sony may pull a Nikon and release a 500mm f5.6. But that would eat into the 100-400 and 200-600 market share. Not to mention, that the Nikon version costs $3500 (if you can get one).

The 200-600 and 100-400 are both amazingly good for the price. Both also work very well with the 1.4x teleconvertor.

The 200-600 is a bit heavier. Weight-wise, not much different from using a 150-600 Sigma C. But it doesn’t extend and has much better balance (more weight towards the camera). Plus, it gives you 200 more mms than the lighter and closer MFD 100-400. And every millimeter of reach helps.

Again in my opinion, you get a lot for your $2000-$2500 with the Sony zooms. Rent one or both and you’ll be sold 👍

Good light and good shooting 😷

Cavig

I think you answered me and not the OP!

But I have to say I'm really enjoying the Sony 100-400. It's small and light and can easily be carried around on my Peak Design Slide Strap. I can hold my A7III/100-400 without shaking like Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken like I was holding the 200-600. I almost bought the 200-600 blind and glad I didn't. I had a good offer from Lensrental and rented one for a week. Now in all honesty I'm recovering from knee replacement and a thumb joint surgery, so I lost quite a bit of stamina and strength.

The main thing is now is that I'm getting out more and more and I'm having fun!

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