Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens Compared to the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS LensSony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
  Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
Year Introduced20192017
Mounts OnFull-Frame, APS-CFull-Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups24/1722/16
Angle of View: Diagonal12° 30' – 4° 10'24° – 6° 10'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/5.6-32 / f/6.3-36 f/4.5-32 / f/5.6-40
Aperture Max by Focal Length 200-299mm = f/5.6
300-600mm = f/6.3
100-115mm = f/4.5
116-161mm = f/5.0
162-400mm = f/5.6
Number of Aperture Blades 11 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 74.8 oz  (2120g) 49.2 oz  (1395g)
Actual Weight 79.2 oz  (2245g) 49.2 oz  (1395g)
Lens Hood Weight 5.8 oz  (165g) 3.9 oz  (110g)
Tripod Ring Weight 2.8 oz  (80g)
In-Use Weight 85.1 oz  (2410g) 56 oz  (1585g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 4.55 x 12.52”  (115.5 x 318mm) 3.7 x 8.07”  (93.9 x 205mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 4.39 x 12.76”  (111 x 324.2mm) 3.85 x 8.24”  (97.7 x 209.3mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 5.2”  (132.2mm) 4.9”  (124.5mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 12.76”  (324.2mm) 11.4”  (289.6mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? Y / N N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 3.16”  (80.3mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.99 x 4.07”  (126.9 x 103.3mm) 4.56 x 3.04”  (115.9 x 77.1mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 16.12 - 16.12”  (409.5 - 409.5mm) 11.05 - 14.21”  (280.6 - 360.9mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 1.52” / 2.5”  (38.7mm / 63.6mm) 1.22” / 1.78”  (31.1mm / 45.1mm)
Filter Size 95mm  UV ► CP ► 77mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type DDSSWM SSM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 280 ° 270°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
Full
7.9'- 32.8' (2.4m - 10m)
32.8' (10m) - ∞
Y /
Full
9.84' (3m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type N N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 94.49”  (2400mm) 38.58”  (980mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 88.23” / 92.64”  (2241mm / 2353mm) 37.76” / 38.82”  (959mm / 986mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.20x 0.35x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 62 ° 95°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / Y Y / Y
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH157 Buy ► Y / ALC-SH151 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / / Y / /
Extender Compatible? Y Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Soft Buy ► Y /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 200mm = 23.3
300mm = 33.5'
400mm = 46.9'
500mm = 27.0'
 
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
600mm = 31.1'
840mm = 44.2' (w/ 1.4x)
 
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1200mm = 32.4' (w/ 2.0x)
100mm = 11.66'
135mm = 15.32'
200mm = 22.65'
300mm = 33.56'
400mm = 43.08'
 
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
560mm = [n/a] (w/ 1.4x)
800mm = 42.28' (w/ 2.0x)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 200mm = 7096mm
300mm = 10221mm
400mm = 14297mm
500mm = 8228mm
 
600mm x 400mm Target:
600mm = 9491mm
840mm = 13471mm (w/ 1.4x)
 
300mm x 200mm Target:
1200mm = 9870mm (w/ 2.0x)
100mm = 3556mm
135mm = 4670mm
200mm = 6904mm
300mm = 10229mm
400mm = 13131mm
 
600mm x 400mm Target
560mm = [n/a] (w/ 1.4x)
800mm = 12888mm (w/ 2.0x)
 
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