It took Sony a long time to get around to adding actual wildlife photography lenses to their E mount system, but boy did they make it worth the wait.
In this video from The Camera Store TV, Dave Paul sets out inside a bird sanctuary armed with the Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens paired with the a9 II camera body. He offers some tips on how to set up the camera and use the lens in order to make waking up at the crack of dawn to photograph birds worth the trouble. Unlike smaller lenses that many will be familiar with, the 200-600mm offers a few more switches and buttons on the barrel that might be intimidating at first. With the camera set and the birds in position, Paul offers some more advice on wildlife photography in general.
It’s been one year since I purchased my own 200-600mm, and while it’s not the perfect lens, it is probably one of the best lenses available for wildlife when all factors are weighed in. Two months ago I published my long-term review which you can find here on Fstoppers.
Ryan Mense is a bird photographer based in Wisconsin. Alongside gear reviews and news, Ryan heads selection for the Fstoppers Photo of the Day.