FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Super Telephoto Zoom Lens compared to various A mount and FE lenses

I rented the Sony 200 – 600 mm zoom for an upcoming bald eagle photographic trip.  I put it next to some of my other lenses for a size comparison.  Darn thing weighs almost 5 pounds so it’ll have to be a monopod for me because the trip will be pretty long.  Look how small the FE 35mm f\2.8 looks.  I’m interested in this lens but I’m hoping it’s sharp enough to warrant the $2,000 price tag.

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Tyler, the Portly Politico

You’re going to have start charging for these photographs if you rent that thing any longer than a weekend. Yikes!

1 year ago

I can sorta duplicate that lens using my old A mount 70-300 on an adaptor to my 43 MB A7RII. The 43MB would allow me to crop way in and still maintain enough MP to have a usable image. I originally bought the 70-300 A mount, a G series lens, in 2010 and used it extensively on my old Sony A850 camera. I quickly found that a disproportionate number of my favorite shot came through this lens. Happily, I found that the lens is very successful on my A7RII & A7III cameras using an adaptor. I’ve never done enough of… Read more »