Sony extends its lens range with the FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto

Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS

On the same day as Sony announced its huge and expensive 600mm f/4 pro telephoto lens, the company also announced a much more affordable telephoto zoom for enthusiasts.

With a focal range of 200-600mm, the new FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS goes much further than a typical telephoto zoom, extending into the kind of super-telephoto range used by bird and wildlife photographers, and fans of long-range sports photography. It matches the focal length of the Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens, albeit with a smaller maximum aperture across its zoom range. This could prove to be one of the best Sony lenses yet for sports fans.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at