To see birds with detail like you’ve never seen them before in images, it’s hard to beat this camera and lens combination.
In this video, professional bird photographer Mark Smith shares exciting narration and amazing photos and video from some recent outings he’s taken with his brand new Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens and a7R IV camera. From ospreys, to loggerhead shrikes, to roseate spoonbills and more, Smith’s home state of Florida is lush with birds brave enough to get their photo taken by the whooping 61-megapixel full-frame sensor and one of the best lenses money can buy.
As shown in the resulting images, every tiny feather and detail is resolved with his Sony kit. The kicker is that it’s all shot with the freedom of handholding the gear. “The 600mm f/4 has opened my eyes to a new level of detail that I didn't know was possible in a telephoto lens and being able to handhold that much resolving power is simply incredible,” Smith told me. “Quite easily the single best investment I have made in photography gear.”
All photos used with permission.