Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS

Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony 600mm f/4

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony E

Release Date: 2019-06-11

MSRP Price: $12999

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Manufacturer Link: Product Page

Lens Description: Combining a super-telephoto length, bright aperture, and lightweight design, the FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens from Sony is designed for their E-mount cameras and is ideal for sports, news, wildlife, and nature photographers. The f/4 aperture and eleven-blade circular diaphragm provide great depth of field control for isolating subjects, as well as maximizing performance for low-light shooting situations. Three fluorite elements and one XA (extreme aspherical) element reduce chromatic aberration and color bleeding, while two ED (extra-low dispersion) elements and a Nano AR lens coating further increase performance and image quality by reducing flare, ghosting, and spherical aberrations while shooting in harsh conditions. The front element is further protected by a fluorine coating that helps prevent dirt and fingerprints from sticking while making it easier to wipe clean if they do become attached to the lens surface.

Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length600mm
Mount TypeSony E
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.14x
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)2°40'
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)4° 10'
Optical Information
Lens Elements24
Lens Groups18
Diaphragm Blades11 (Rounded)
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Special Glass Elements1x Extreme Aspherical Element
Nano AR CoatingYes
Fluorine CoatingYes
Fluorite Elements3
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
XD Linear MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance14.8' / 4.51 m
Electronic DiaphragmYes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size40.5
Accepts Filter TypeDrop-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions6.44 x 17.68" / 163.6 x 449 mm
Weight6.7 lb / 3.04 kg
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesHood (model): ALC-SH158, Lens front cap: Supplied, Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM, Hard case, Lens strap, Case strap

Lens Construction

Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS MTF Chart

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The OSS on this lens is the worst (by a good margin) compared to competition. It is almost useless. I have not seen many mention this but searching the internet I found 2 other people with this opinion, including Ken Rockwell, who I usually don’t follow. This is a major flaw and maybe if more people complain a lens FW update can help.