Sony is expected to announce two telephoto lenses on Monday, and one of them will reportedly be the most expensive E-mount lens ever made with a price tag of around $14,000.
sonyalpharumors is reporting “with 100% certainty” that Sony will be announcing the new 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 GM and the 600mm f/4.0 GM.
The 200-600mm, which was strangely leaked when an apparent prototype was listed for sale over in Japan, will be priced at around $2,000.
But the 600mm lens, which may be announced as an in-development product, is expected to have a price tag of around $14,000.
“By comparison the Nikon 600mm and the Canon 600mm lenses cost less than $13,000,” sonyalpharumors writes. The existing Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM lens has a price tag of $12,000. There’s no word on the size and weight of the upcoming 600mm lens, but it will presumably be bigger and heavier than the 400mm, which measures 14.25 inches long (35.9cm) and weighs 6.39 pounds (2.89kg).
Sony filed a patent for the optical design of a 600mm f/4 FE lens back in 2017 and the patent was published last year.
The official unveiling of these two lenses is just days away now, so stay tuned.
Update on 6/11/19: The 600mm f/4 GM OSS has just been announced, and it turns out the price will be $13,000, not the $14,000 figure put forth by sonyalpharumors.