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

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pollup Contributing Member • Posts: 744
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).

This doesn't seem like a good argument:

1) Every lens eats into other lenses' market share to some degree. Sony made a 20mm f1.8 which eats into the 16-35mm f2.8 market share, right? And their 12-24mm f2.8 also eats into the 16-35mm f2.8 market share. Even their 35mm f1.8 does. And yet, they still release those lenses.

The 200-600mm also eats into the 100-400mm market share, big time. So why they made it?

2) Because they don't really care about "lens market share". What they care about is total profit, regardless of the lens. I'm pretty sure Sony would love to make a 500mm f5.6 PF like Nikon, because that will increase that "total profit number", by bringing more people to the ecosystem. Sure, that will mean the 100-400 and 200-600 will sell fewer units, but overall, Sony will sell greater units.

So, I think we can drop that argument.

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 😷


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