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Rokinon 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan)

B&H # RO50063MT Mfr # ED500M
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You Pay: $126.00
Product Highlights
  • 500mm Telephoto Lens Weighs Just 25 oz
  • Low-Dispersion ED Optical Glass
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Focuses to 6.1' (1.86 m)
  • Fixed f/6.3 Aperture
  • Front 95mm Filter Thread
  • Manual Focus

This 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan) from Rokinon is a tremendous addition to any photographer's camera bag. It's lightweight (25 oz/709 g) and compact (under 3.5" long) and it focuses as close as 6.1' (1.7m). The aperture is fixed at f/6.3. This manual focus lens is constructed from fully multi-coated low-dispersion ED optical glass, with a 95mm front filter thread. A T-ring adapter (available separately) is required to mount this lens to a camera body.

Lightweight (25 oz/709 g) 500 mm telephoto lens
Low-dispersion ED optical glass
Fully multi-coated
Focuses to 6.1' (1.86 m)
Fixed f/6.3 aperture
Front 95 mm filter thread
Performance
Focal Length 500mm
Aperture Maximum: f/6.3
Minimum: f/6.3
Camera Mount Type T-mount (T-thread)
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance 6.1' (1.86 m)
Elements/Groups 7/6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:95 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.86 x 3.45" (9.8 x 8.76 cm)
Weight 25 oz (709 g)
Rokinon 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan)
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Case
  • 1-Year Rokinon Warranty
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    Rokinon500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black)
     
    3.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Recommended.

      Excellent value. Recommended.
      6x as 'long' as my next lens, it's a challenge to focus, and depth of field is nearly non-existent. Optical quality a little better than expected....Read complete review

      Excellent value. Recommended.
      6x as 'long' as my next lens, it's a challenge to focus, and depth of field is nearly non-existent. Optical quality a little better than expected. To get best results, I think it will nearly often be on a tripod, and I'll use the 'magnify' function of live view to focus.
      One photo from ~250,000 miles, the other from 8 feet.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      So far, so good...

      I have only had a few chances to use the lens, but it's giving me just what I expected.

      My initial reason for the purchase was to get some shots of...Read complete review

      I have only had a few chances to use the lens, but it's giving me just what I expected.

      My initial reason for the purchase was to get some shots of the Moon. My telescope focal length is too long to fit the entire moon in the frame... so 500 works very well. On a tripod it looks good.

      I've taken the lens out on a fishing trip and managed to handhold various birds, frogs and butterflies as well. As long as they're not moving, it's as good as I would expect.

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      4.0

      A good manual lens.

      By GWH Video

      from Portsmouth, RI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan):

        For the price this is a lens good lens. As expected it has a shallow depth of field and is tough to focus. If your focus is spot on it will give decent, sharp pictures. I'm happy with the lens!

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        3.0

        you paid less that you have

        By franck

        from st barths

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black):

        nice build,difficult to focus but not impossible good for price

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Can take very nice pictures.

        By ClassicSax

        from Buffalo, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan):

        Fully manual, fixed f/ stop 500 mm mirror lens.
        Requires a sunny day and a high ISO to use without a tripod.
        Very light to carry around for a 500 mm lens. Bargain considering the reach.

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        4.0

        Manual inexpensive telephoto lens.

        By ClassicSax

        from Buffalo

        Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan):

        This is a T mount lens (need an adaptor to fit your camera) that is fairly inexpensive and offer good quality pictures. Short and Light, can easily fit in a backpack. There is only one f stop (6.5) and the focus is entirely manual (slow adjustment). Good for immobile or slow moving target. Can be used handheld or on a monopod if good light and wide ASO range, otherwise you need a tripod. There is no tripod ring but the camera body is heavier than the lens. Nice price for a full frame 500 mm lens, but entirely manual.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Recommended.

        By Gila Dave

        from Pleasanton, NM

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan):

              Excellent value. Recommended.
              6x as 'long' as my next lens, it's a challenge to focus, and depth of field is nearly non-existent. Optical quality a little better than expected. To get best results, I think it will nearly often be on a tripod, and I'll use the 'magnify' function of live view to focus.
              One photo from ~250,000 miles, the other from 8 feet.

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              • No

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              (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good telescopic mirror lens

              By Rafi

              from Tel Aviv Israel

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography

                Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black):

                Best for long telescopic photos. Unfortunately not autofocus. Best used with Photoshop.

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                • No

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Long Lens In a Good Deal

                By Richard

                from Lyons, OR

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Provide Unique Perspectiv
                • Very Close Focus 2 M

                Cons

                • Manual Focus Hard To Use
                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Tan):

                This lens is a great opportunity to play with a long-focus lens on a small budget. I've been using it to photograph birds and other wildlife. Depth of focus is minimal, and the focus range from infinity to 2 meters is about one-third of a full turn. The difference between perfect focus and fuzzy is a tiny fraction of a turn, and because the lens is manual focus, it is hard or impossible to follow-focus on anything that moves. Solid tripod is an absolute necessity. Exposures should be 1/500 or faster if you try to hand-hold. At a fixed aperture of f/6.3, you need to watch out for overexposure when using the lens outdoors on bright sunny days.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                So far, so good...

                By Glacial Guy

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective for limited use
                • Low Cost

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lunar photography
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black):

                  I have only had a few chances to use the lens, but it's giving me just what I expected.

                  My initial reason for the purchase was to get some shots of the Moon. My telescope focal length is too long to fit the entire moon in the frame... so 500 works very well. On a tripod it looks good.

                  I've taken the lens out on a fishing trip and managed to handhold various birds, frogs and butterflies as well. As long as they're not moving, it's as good as I would expect.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good

                  By TTO

                  from QC, CA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Birding

                    Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black):

                    Good Lens, good quality.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Rokinon 500mm f/6.3 mirror T mount lens

                    By Sam Sons

                    from UAE

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Outdoor Environments
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black):

                      I am very happy to write this review for the Rokinon 500mm lens for a Canon camera that I purchased from B&H. The lens is great and even beyond my expectations and the product was delivered promptly and packed to perfection. It's much better of course with a tripod, but the shots are awesome! Its value for money. I will recommend this to my friends

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