FE 600 mm F4 GM OSS

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Learn more about G Master Lenses
600-mm F4 G Master super-telephoto lens

Fast autofocus plus stunning G Master resolution and gorgeous bokeh in a lightweight, well-balanced, mobile lens. Sony's original XA lens and XD linear motor technologies contribute to peak optical and mechanical performance, making it possible to capture dynamic, eye-catching images from afar. Ideal for sports, news, and nature photography.

G Master Large-aperture super telephoto lens

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XD Motors for fast, precise, tenacious AF
XD Motors for fast, precise, tenacious AF

Two XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors provide fast, precise AF and reliable tracking. The SEL600F40GM brings out the best in modern camera bodies, effortlessly maintaining accurate focus on fast-moving sports and wildlife subjects. A control algorithm developed specifically for these motors contributes to fast positioning of the large focus group with minimum delay and vibration.

New large XA element delivers superb resolution and bokeh
New large XA element delivers superb resolution and bokeh

An exacting G Master optical design uses three fluorite elements to suppress chromatic aberration, which can be problematic in telephoto lenses. A large XA (extreme aspherical) element is also included to eliminate onion-ring bokeh. Each lens is individually calibrated to achieve the ideal balance between resolution and bokeh. Optional high-performance 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters with XA elements are also available.

Outstanding mobility: lightest in its class
Outstanding mobility: lightest in its class

A weight of just 6.70 lb, including tripod mount, makes this lens balance ideally with compact, lightweight E-mount camera bodies for easy handling and control. Smooth, precise panning is possible handheld or monopod-mounted.

Reliability and durability for challenging conditions
Reliability and durability for challenging conditions

A dust- and moisture-resistant design provides reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions, and the front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants. A rigid magnesium alloy is used not only for the lens barrel exterior and tripod mount area, but for critical areas of the barrel interior as well, ensuring maximum strength and durability.

Advanced features support professional needs
Advanced features support professional needs

When the FULL TIME DMF switch is ON, manual focus is automatically engaged when the focus ring is operated, even in the AF-C mode. Built-in Optical SteadyShot image Stabilization includes MODE 2 for panned shots, and MODE 3 for dynamic sports or wildlife action. MODE 3 also provides a more stable viewfinder image for easier framing.

Lens Configuration
Lens Configuration

G Master series lenses take imaging and expression to previously unattainable levels with a stunning blend of extremely high resolution and softly dissolving background bokeh
[1] Fluorite lens [2] Extreme aspherical lens (XA lens) [3] ED (extra-low dispersion) glass

MTF Chart
MTF Chart

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.
[1] Contrast (%) [2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm)
[3] Max. aperture [4] F8 aperture [5] Spatial frequency
[6] 10 line pairs/mm [7] 30 line pairs/mm
[8] Radial values [9] Tangential values

Lens Controls

1. Focusing ring / 2. Function ring / 3. Tripod collar ring / 4. Focus-hold button / 5. Drop-in filter holder / 6. Strap eyelet / 7. Tripod collar ring-clicking select switch / 8. Security slot (able to attach a security wire) 


1. Focus-mode switch / 2. Full-time DMF switch / 3. Focus-range limiter / 4. Function ring select switch / 5. SET button / 6. Shake compensation switch / 7. Shake compensation mode switch/ 8. BEEP switch

FE 600-mm F4 GM OSS compatibility

Follow the link below for lens/body compatibility details.

Some camera bodies may require a software update for full functionality.

Specifications and Features

  • Premium G Master series large-aperture super telephoto lens

  • Newly developed XD Linear Motor for extremely fast, precise, quiet AF

  • Three fluorite lenses for outstanding resolution

  • Sony Nano AR Coating to eliminate flare and ghosting

  • Full-time DMF and other features support professional shooting needs

Minimum Focus Distance
14.8 ft (4.5 m)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
107.3 oz (3,040 g)

What's in the Box

Hood (model): ALC-SH158, Lens front cap, Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM, Hard case, Lens strap, Case strap

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