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Sony 500mm f/8 Reflex Super Telephoto


Full frame sized image

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No Ultrasonic AF

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No stepping motor AF

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No Low Dispersion lens element is used

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Not stabilized

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Metal mount

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No Internal Focusing

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The front lens is rotating

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Not Sealed

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Supports drop-in filters

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The world’s only super telephoto reflex lens with auto-focus capability. Its reflex design gives this amazing super telephoto lens a short barrel and compact, lightweight design, ideal for field work on wilderness and nature assignments -- and its auto-focus capability makes it unique among reflex lenses of this class. Mounted on the Sony ® α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens provides a 750mm focal length (35mm equivalent) -- and takes advantage of Sony’s in-camera Super SteadyShot® image stabilization system to reduce blur by compensating for shaky hands.

Sony 500mm f/8 Reflex Super Telephoto Specification

Available mount(s) Sony / Minolta A
Application(s) Wildlife
Category(s) Super telephoto
Stabilizer no
Focal length 500 mm (prime)
Lens construction 7 elements in 5 groups
Angle of view 35mm: 5°
digital: 3.16°
Number of blades N/A
Maximum aperture f/8
Minimum aperture f/8
Minimum focusing distance 400 cm
Magnification 0.13×
Filter size no thread
Size ∅ 89 × 118 mm
Weight 665 g
Notes built-in lens hood (discontinued)
AF speed 0.6 sec. (from close up to infinity)
AF sound
Internal focusing no
Internal zoom N/A
Fix front lens no
Mount type metal
Weather sealed no
Drop in filter yes
Ultrasonic AF no
Stepping motor AF no
APS-C sized circle no
Low dispersion lens element no
Hard case not included
Soft case not included
Lens hood included
Tripod adapter not included
Sony 500mm f/8 Reflex Super Telephoto Specification

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