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

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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
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Color: Black

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This 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black) 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
Environmental
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 (Black)
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    Rokinon500mm f/6.3 Mirror T-Mount Lens (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Durable (7)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      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.

      VS

      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.

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      5.0

      Impressive lens

      By Replayman

      from Montreal

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Image Quality Vs Price
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bad Sharpness
      • Strange Bokeh

      Best Uses

      • Moon Photo

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

      This lens is better than what I expected. Image quality is really a lot higher than other low-cost lens.
      It lacks sharpness but this can be easily corrected by software.
      The best : it fits in a relatively small photo bag.

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      5.0

      Big Lens at a Small Price

      By Dragovich

      from Hollywood, Florida

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • long exposure
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

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

        I've read other reviews about concerns of IQ and sharpness with this lens, but for the price, it's a fine lens. There is a steep learning curve with this lens, but if you have the patience and are willing to accept its short comings, it will be a valuable addition to your photographic arsenal.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Value

        By Torbalan

        from Maryland

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Sensitive To Unstable Tri

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

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

        It is a great lens and captures lots of details.
        You must know how to shoot manual.
        Nothing wrong with the lens.

        Requires a stable tripod. It is too difficult to shoot handheld.

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        5.0

        love it

        By jeanna

        from texas

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              i love it

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              5.0

              Great Lens for the $$

              By theenTIREmikey

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Amazing Reach
              • Excellent Initial Price
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Build
              • Simple Construction

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Wildlife

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

              The fixed aperture setting is something to get used to, but once over that, this lens is a blast!! Amazing price and real kicks. Using a Canon 7D puts this lens at 800mm equivalent, wow! Can't beat it.

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              • No

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              4.0

              If you really need it

              By NonStopEMD

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clarity Of Images
              • Cost
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Studio
                • Wildlife Photography

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

                I purchased this because I wanted to have a 500mm lens for outdoor photography. I will be using this on my 5DM3 and 7D bodies. My first impressions are that it is a very solid lens and the image quality is great all the way to the outside of the image. I have taken several indoor photos in bright light since it needs it. The depth of field is 0. Focusing in on objects that are about 20 feet away is very hard. Slight adjustments cause huge swings in focus. As to be expected with this size lens at such small distances.

                Overall I would say get this lens if you need it for a specific use. Having vitually no depth of field can produce some interesting results.

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                • No

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                3.0

                It takes getting used.

                By Elliott929

                from Pembroke Pines

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                  It took me awhile to get used to shooting in manuel.
                  It was bright sunlight,so I was able to focus most of the time. I have an Olympus EM5.I think the lens felt heavier than the camera. If handled properly you can get some good shots using a tripod.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Stunning Images

                  By J-Rome

                  from Roselawn, IN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  I've used this lens for mainly nature photography, and it's incredibly sharp. Also tried my hand at lunar photography, on a cropped sensor camera it's equivalent to an 800mm and you can get some really nice shots of the lunar craters.

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                  5.0

                  I love this lens

                  By Lee

                  from Syracuse, NY

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

                  Was in NYC for a conference, was fortunate to be staying around the corner from the big store. So fun to visit and great employees to interact with. Had been eying this lens as an experiment for some time, for my T5i. The trick is patience, managing your expectations, and actually learning to use your camera's manual settings. Having shot lots of film with my beloved AE-1 Program through the years, I find going back to manual mode to be a lot of fun and makes you actually think about the basics. Anyhow, this thing is remarkably easy to shoot handheld in average daylight at about 1/200, 1/320, etc. and get decent quality results that even stand up to reasonable cropping. The long reach is a blast, and you can get silly with the 2x converter but here you really do need the tripod. When all said and done, this is a tremendous value for me and adds a nice dimension to my modest lense lineup. I'm really surprised how much I appreciate this lense after a couple of weeks of testing.

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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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                    • No

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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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                    (2 of 2 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 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    (7 of 7 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 7 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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                            (8 of 8 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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                            (7 of 7 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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                                (3 of 4 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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