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Sony Alpha 7R mkiv and the Sony FE 200-600mm lens part 2 Featured

Sony – Dunstable Downs 8th March 2020

Found myself at Dunstable Downs to put the Sony FE 200-600mm lens through its paces on a Sony Alpha 7R mkiv. Weather was changing all the time. Raining, Sunny, Stormy. I’m looking at purchasing this lens and the camera so I wanted to put it through its paces.

First thing i found is the lens is very comfortable to be hand held. Which is perfect as I wanted to capture images without being too obvious. Dunstable Downs is big place and the views are amazing. When I have photographed up here before with a smaller lens you will struggle to capture well what you see. Probably need to crop in a lot which will have effect on the quality of the image. The shot above is simple view and on a 600mm lens becomes very accessible.

The Dunstable Downs is a busy place. Dog Walking, Cycling Flying Kites, Gliders and Planes. Perfect opportunity to test the lens. The tracking was pretty much spot on. Tracking the plane and the glider was very easy and shooting into the sun amongst the clouds was not an issue. Using this lens really does open the opportunity of capturing images you probably would of thought about taking.

Sony Alpha 7R mk iv with the Sony FE 200-600mm lens Featured

I was lucky enough to have tested the 200-600mm lens out in Turkey at the Gloria Serenity Resort. Perfect conditions lots of sunshine. But how does it compare to a overcast day in the UK. I’m looking at using this lens for my fieldsport photography which is seasonal from September to the end of January. The weather can change from sunny days to blizzard conditions. The day I chose was overcast very grey, subject was a couple of Buzzards I know fly around a farm up the road from me. I was impressed with what I managed to capture. The tracking on the Sony Alpha 7R mkiv was pretty good in some difficult conditions.

Its a camera and lens I would have in my bag.