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Closer look on the new Sony 600mm GM lens: Sony’s statement for the Olympics!

USA Preorders:
Sony 200-600mm FE at Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera, BuyDig and Adorama.
Sony 600mm FE GM at Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera, BuyDig and Adorama.
EU Preorders:
Sony 200-600mm FE at Calumet DE. WexUK. ParkCameras. Calumet NL. Cameratools NL.
Sony 600mm FE GM at Calumet DE. WexUK. ParkCameras. Calumet NL. Cameratools NL.
Asia Preorders:
Sony 200-600mm FE at Sony Japan. Sony Australia.
Sony 600mm FE GM at Sony Japan. Sony Australia.

 

Of the thousand of voters only 50+ seem to considering to buy this new GM lens:

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And I believe only a small percentage of them will at the end buy this lens. This is a niche lens and also a statement from Sony that they wanna play a role at the Olympics in Tokyo. Something they could soon reinforce with the launch of the rumored A9 successor!

Here are some images from the press event:

 

600mm FE in handheld mode :)

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Closer look on the new Sony FE 200-600mm lens

USA Preorders:
Sony 200-600mm FE at Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera, BuyDig and Adorama.
Sony 600mm FE GM at Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera, BuyDig and Adorama.
EU Preorders:
Sony 200-600mm FE at Calumet DE. WexUK. ParkCameras. Calumet NL. Cameratools NL.
Sony 600mm FE GM at Calumet DE. WexUK. ParkCameras. Calumet NL. Cameratools NL.
Asia Preorders:
Sony 200-600mm FE at Sony Japan. Sony Australia.
Sony 600mm FE GM at Sony Japan. Sony Australia.

Just like you I did watch and read all those early 200-600mm hands-on. And so far I am impressed. There is only one major downside which is the fact that the f/6.3 aperture “kicks in” already at 300mm. But for the rest this lens to seem decently sharp and handy. Personally I also prefer the 200-600mm focal range over the 100-400mm GM. I believe this is going to become a really popular lens. This is supported also by our poll:

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Long time I haven’t seen near half of SAR readers saying they are considering to buy a new lens.

So here are a few more images from the Sony 200-600mm press release:

Feature images (Click on it to enlarge):

Fuji created a new way to measure the different mount qualities and Sony FE ends up last on their scale

Fuji created their own equation named “Value Angle” to measure the quality of a mount. In short: The Greater the value angle, the more precise and easier a lens can send light to the sensor. A wider value angle gives more flexibility for lens design and allows for more light and less digital correction.

The way Fuji measures it the Sony E-mount does fine for APS-C while it ends up last for Full Frame:

Now keep in mind this isn’t an industry standard way to measure things. It’s “only” Fuji’s way to measure a mount.

via Profitoto via Fujirumors