The Sony 600mm f/4 G Master OSS is an astounding super telephoto lens, the largest and longest lens the company have every constructed. The super bright f/4 lens aperture combined with the massive 600mm super-telephoto focal length, places the lens at the very top of Sony’s impressive G Master line-up.
600mm Super Telephoto Focal Length
Designed to deliver cutting edge optical performance and lightning fast autofocus speeds, the 600mm G-Master has an impressive magnification, ideal for sports, news and nature photography. The sophisticated design uses a large XA (extreme aspherical) optical element as well as dual XD (extreme dynamic) focus motors to ensure it meets the high standards of professionals.
11-Bladed f/4 Aperture
The FE 600mm has a large aperture with an impressive f/4 performance that creates a brighter image, allowing the super-fast shutter speeds required to freeze fast motion. This is not only useful for sports and nature photographers shooting quick moving subjects but also for situations where a shallow creamy bokeh, created with the super telephoto focal length and soft circular aperture can be used to isolate a subject and intensify the power of a composition.
Refined Optics and Lens Coatings
The optical design of the 600mm is a work of art, with 24 individual elements carefully arranged in 18 groups for optimised image quality. The lens uses a large XA (extreme aspherical) element as well as three fluorite elements and two ED (extra-low dispersion) elements to control chromatic aberrations and deliver the highest resolution possible. Sony have also used their Nano AR and fluorine coatings to reduce flare and ghosting and increase contrast.
Double XD Motors for Fast Precise Autofocus
By using dual XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors that work in unison, the 600mm f/4 lens delivers lightning fast, pin-point accurate autofocus performance. Combined with Sony’s advanced autofocus system this provides the super-quick focus acquisition and relentless tracking required to capture fast-moving sports and wildlife.
Optical SteadyShot for Sharper Shots
A lens like this needs image stabilisation that is both powerful and versatile. The 600mm has an optical SteadyShot system with three different modes and 5-axis stabilisation when used with compatible cameras. In addition to the standard setting, the system offers a mode optimised for capturing panned shots as well as one that enhances viewfinder stabilisation to assist tracking moving subjects.
Professional Control Layout and Handling Design
Sony crafted a lens that delivers the control and handling that working professionals demand. Four customisable focus hold buttons, a customisable function ring, as well as a full-time DMF switch that allows for quick manual adjustments ensuring comprehensive control. There is also a choice of three different focus limiting options as well as a smooth power focus function that can performance ultra-smooth focus pulls for video footage.
Supports Teleconverters and Drop-in Filters
Not only does the super-telephoto deliver a ridiculous magnification that is compatible with both Full-frame and APS-C shooting modes, but it also supports Sony’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, allowing you to get even closer. If that wasn’t enough and you still need more control, you’ll be happy to hear the lens has a slot for 40.5mm drop in filters so you can adjust your shot even more.
Premium G-Master Quality
The G-Master series of lenses are designed to an extremely high standard, with an unrelenting commitment to resolution that ensures they are ready for the high megapixel sensors of today and tomorrow. Combined with premium optics that renders beautiful bokeh and a construction that delivers professional handling with comprehensive rugged design, the G-Master series of lenses is quite unlike anything else.
Robust Dust and Moisture Resistant Construction
The Sony 600mm FE f/4 super-telephoto lens is a pro-level lens from top to bottom, which is why you won’t be surprised to see that it offers comprehensive dust and moisture resistant sealing that can withstand the most intense weather conditions. But what is surprising is that due to a rugged magnesium alloy construction the lens only weighs 3040g, which for a lens of this class is unheard of.
Manufacturer Code: SEL600F40GM
35mm full frame
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM) (APS-C)
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
18-24 *Including one filter
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM)
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
4.5 m (14.8 ft)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
IMAGE STABILISATION (STEADYSHOT)
TELECONVERTER COMPATIBILITY (X1.4)
TELECONVERTER COMPATIBILITY (X2.0)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (DIAMETER X LENGTH)
163.6 x 449 mm
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice