Sony Lenses for Bird Photography

  By Ryley Smith

 

Bird photography is a fun and exciting way to get out in nature! With Sony’s stunning lenses, like the Sony FE 200-600mm, you can capture sharp images that keep up with those speedy birds! Here is a closer look at four of our favourite Sony lenses that are perfect for sports, wildlife and bird photography! 

The Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS is one of the ultimate bird photography lenses! With superbly fast Auto Focus thanks to Sony’s Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) focusing system, you won’t have to worry about missing the perfect moment. With Sony’s original Nano AR coating, this lens is incredibly sharp and has minimal ghosting or flare, even in direct sunlight. With a dust and moisture resistant design, the Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS can help you photograph birds in all kinds of crazy terrain!

  • Advanced focus system for exceptionally quiet operation
  • 11-blade circular aperture mechanism that ensures beautiful bokeh
  • Lens Construction: 24 elements in 17 groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.4m
  • Weight: 2.1kg
  • Price: $2,599.00

The Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5–5.6 GM OSS is a full-frame super-telephoto zoom with outstanding sharpness, fast AF and compact design, a perfect combination for bird photography! With a double motor system and high-performance Optical SteadyShot image stabilization built right into the lens, it produces sharp, blur-free images with incredible detail and bokeh. A new zoom torque adjustment ring allows you to adjust the level of torque in the ring for personal customization. A removable rotating tripod mount makes it easy for the camera to be quickly removed from the tripod when an unexpected shooting opportunity comes your way! 

  • Lens Construction: 22 Elements in 16 Groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.98m
  • Weight: 1.4kg
  • Price: $3,399.00

The Sony FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS is remarkably lightweight for bird photography, weighing in at only 2.89kg (6.38 lbs)! The wide F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field while also allowing maximum light for shooting in almost any condition. With four focus hold buttons on the lens barrel, you can adjust the focus to where you want it, have that locked to that focusing distance. High-speed, accurate AF tracking for continuous shooting at minimum F22 aperture provides maximum depth of field without limitations when shooting continuously, so you can follow birds with no issue!

  • Lens Construction: 23 elements in 17 groups *including 1 filter
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.7m
  • Weight: 2.9kg
  • Price: $16,249.99

The Sony FE 600mm f4 GM is Sony’s longest-reaching prime lens, producing exceptional image quality with extraordinary focusing speed and precision. With two extreme dynamic (XD) linear motors, this lens gives professional sports, wildlife and news photographers more options for capturing subjects at great distances with extreme accuracy and detail. A durable magnesium alloy and a strong, lightweight carbon fibre hood make it perfect for the harsh conditions of sporting events, wildlife and bird photography!

  • Lens Construction: 24 elements in 18 groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.5m
  • Weight: 3kg
  • Price: $16,899.00

Featured in this blog: 

Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS

Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5–5.6 GM OSS

Sony FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS

Sony FE 600mm f4 GM

 

Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.