TCSTV's The Best Telephoto Lenses for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Are you looking for the best telephoto lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras? TCSTV's Dave and Evelyn are here to help you out! In their latest video, Dave and Evelyn got their hands on and tested out the Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSSCanon RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 IS USM, and Nikkor Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR in some exciting and challenging scenarios to see how they perform. Could one of these big, super-telephoto lenses be the perfect lens for you? Let's take a closer look! 

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

The first lens we are taking a look at is the Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS. The oldest of the bunch, this is an image-stabilized lens and was the first to come out in this focal range for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Boasting Sony's G Master label, with its white finish and professional features, the lens has great throw in the focusing and internal zoom, this lens has been a favourite for Dave and Evelyn for sports and bird photography since its release. Its linear, high-trust actuators have let the lens keep up with the latest autofocusing technology, making it a top choice for a Sony super-telephoto lens. 

Canon RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 IS USM

The next lens we are looking at is the Canon RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 IS USM. This lens has the longest reach with its 200mm to 800mm reach but is the slowest when it comes to the aperture, which concerned people when it was first released, however, Dave found it really good optically. It is also the largest of the lenses and is an expandable telephoto, so when you twist that Zoom range from 200 to 800 the lens gets physically longer, unlike the other two which have internal zoom. It boasts the best features you'd want with an RF lens, along with a nine-bladed aperture allowing for excellent detail and sharpness, beautiful bokeh and great stabilization.

Nikkor Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR

The last lens we are looking at is the Nikkor Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR. With its 180mm to 600mm focal length, this lens is a tiny bit wider than the other two on the wide end and has the brightest aperture. Paired with the Z8 and the Z9, Evelyn was impressed by its performance and autofocusing speed, locking in quickly on action sports and wildlife. It has internal zoom, a control ring with customization abilities and a quick-release foot, overall making it an excellent design. 


No matter which system you use, all three of these super-telephoto lenses are great performers. Sony has spoiled its users for a while with the Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS, but now both Canon and Nikon have excellent and comparable options with the Canon RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 IS USM, and Nikkor Z 180-600mm f5.6-6.3 VR. They all have in-body image stabilization as well as optical stabilization, weigh around 2kgs so they don't hold you down, and are a great alternative for those who can't afford the high-end, professional, super-telephoto lenses. 

But enough reading! Check out how these three lenses performed in TCSTV's latest video, The Best Telephoto Lenses for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras (Featuring Birds, Bikes and Balls!), below!

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