Daniel Cox Compares Oly 150-400mm with Sony 200-600mm


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Jun 2, 2021
Walnut Creek, California
Daniel Cox has finally published his review on YouTube: Lens Comparison . He favors the Olympus lens, but at $7500 vs. $2000, the comparison is more academic for those of us that don't want to make a major investment. He did indicate that the Sony lens was quite good, though it didn't have quite the reach (great for wolves far away) or image stabilization of the Olympus (great for video). He's planning on doing another comparison of the Olympus 100-400mm with the Sony 200-600mm, where the prices are more comparable. My guess is that the Sony will come out ahead, but the price of a good Sony camera for wildlife photography can also be quite expensive, putting the overall Sony package midway in price between a 100-400mm Oly option and a 150-400 Oly option. Weight was another factor against the Sony option, though the lens is only 1/2 pound heavier than the Oly 150-400.

Personally, I'm leaning towards buying the Olympus 100-400mm lens, which will be much lighter than the other two options, and quite adequate for most of my amateur-level wildlife needs, especially when combined with the 40-150mm Pro lens for lower light situations.

The 300mm f/4 is probably a great other option, but I'm somewhat attached to zooming out to find the subject, then zooming in. Maybe eventually...
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