Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens Compared to the Nikon 600mm f/4E AF-S FL ED VR Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS LensNikon 600mm f/4E AF-S FL ED VR Lens
  Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS Lens Nikon 600mm f/4E AF-S FL ED VR Lens
Year Introduced20192015
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups24/1816/12
Angle of View: Diagonal4° 10'4° 10'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4-22 f/4-22
Number of Aperture Blades 11 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 107.3 oz  (3040g) 134.5 oz  (3810g)
Actual Weight 108.4 oz  (3070g) 135.4 oz  (3835g)
Lens Hood Weight 8.8 oz  (250g) 15 oz  (425g)
In-Use Weight 117.2 oz  (3320g) 150.4 oz  (4260g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 6.44 x 17.68”  (163.6 x 449mm) 6.54 x 17.01”  (166 x 432mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 6.45 x 17.92”  (164 x 455.1mm) 6.54 x 17.38”  (166.1 x 441.4mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 6.1”  (154.1mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 17.92”  (455.1mm) 17.38”  (441.4mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 7.54 x 6.59”  (191.6 x 167.4mm) 7.05 x 8.11”  (179 x 206.1mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 23.44 - 23.44”  (595.3 - 595.3mm) 24.44 - 24.44”  (620.8 - 620.8mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 3.39”  (86.1mm) 3.63”  (92.1mm)
Filter Size DI 40.5mm  UV ► CP ► DI 40.5mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type XD Linear Motor SWM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 70° 247°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
Full
14.8'- 49.2' (4.5m - 15m)
49.2' (15m) - ∞
Y /
32.8' (10m) - ∞
Full
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 177.56”  (4510mm) 173.23”  (4400mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 174.49”  (4432mm) 156.77”  (3982mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.14x 0.14x
 
Features  
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / N Y / N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH158 Buy ► Y / HK-40 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / / Y / 4 /
Extender Compatible? Y Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Hard Case Buy ► Y / CT-608 Trunk Case Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 23.62" x 15.75" Target:
600mm = 32.55'
840mm = 44.20' (w/ 1.4x)
 
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1200mm = 32.38' (w/ 2.0x)
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
600mm = 33.39'
840mm = 45.76' (w/ 1.4x)
 
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1020mm = 28.60' (w/ 1.7x)
1200mm = 32.87' (w/ 2.0x)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 600mm x 400mm Target:
600mm = 9920mm
840mm = 13471mm (w/ 1.4x)
 
300mm x 200mm Target:
1200mm = 9870mm (w/ 2.0x)
600mm x 400mm Target
600mm = 10177mm
840mm = 13948mm (w/ 1.4x)
 
300mm x 200mm Target
1020mm = 8716mm (w/ 1.7x)
1200mm = 10020mm (w/ 2x)
 
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