Sony AF Reflex 500mm F8

mount: A-mount
prod. code: SAL500F80
EAN/UPC: 0027242694385
makernote ID: 25721
format: Full frame
release year: 2006
status: Discontinued
D type lens: No
SLT compatible: Yes
AF Drive: In Body
focus design: front
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): No
max. aperture: 8
min. aperture: 8
focal range(mm): 500
elements/group: 7/5
angle of view: 4,9
aperture blades: /
min. focus distance(mm): 4000
filter rotate focusing: No
max. magnification: 0.13x (1/7.7)
filter diameter(mm): 42/rear, 82 front
hood: screw on, round
color: black
length(mm): 118
weight(g): 665
standard accessories: Supplied Accessories: Front and rear lens cap, SH0015 lens hood

user review ratings
overall: 4.58
sharpness: 4.43
color: 4.52
build: 4.56
distortion: 4.89
flare control: 4.52
total: 27 reviews

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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.

Compact Reflex Design:
Its reflective optical system provides super-long telephoto performance in a compact, lightweight design that’s easier to carry on field assignments.

Auto-Focus Operation:
It’s the world’s only super telephoto reflex lens with auto-focus capability, making it ideal for wildlife assignments where events happen fast and you must react quickly to catch the shot.

No Chromatic Aberration:
Reflective optics eliminate the chromatic aberrations that can affect image quality in refractive telephoto lenses, so images are extremely sharp and clear.

Focus Hold Button:
For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing.

Shutter-speed Exposure Control:
At fixed f/8 aperture, the exposure is controlled by varying the camera shutter speed and using a neutral-density snap-on filter. - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania