Sony 500mm F8 Reflex


The world’s only super telephoto reflex lens with auto-focus capability. Its reflex design gives the amazing SAL-500F80 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 to a Sony ? ? DSLR with APS-C sized sensor, this lens provides a field of view equivalent to a 750mm lens on a 35mm camera. This lens also takes advantage of Sony’s in-camera Super SteadyShot® image stabilization system to reduce blur by compensating for shaky hands.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 500 mm
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Maximum aperture F8
Minimum aperture F8
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Aperture notes fixed aperture
Elements 7
Groups 5
Special elements / coatings 1 filter element
Minimum focus 4.00 m (157.48)
Maximum magnification 0.13×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Screw drive from camera
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Weight 665 g (1.47 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.5)
Length 118 mm (4.65)
Sealing No
Colour Black
Filter thread 55.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code circular hood