The Sony SAL-500F80 Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 Reflex Autofocus Lens is unique in that it offers autofocus in a reflex telephoto lens. Thanks to its space-saving catadioptric design, it is compact, lightweight and ideal for field work on wilderness and nature assignments. A convenient built-in focus-hold button is located at the side of the lens barrel for quick and sure operation.
This lens takes advantage of Sony's in-camera Super SteadyShot image stabilization system to reduce blur by compensating for shaky hands.
Mounted on the Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens provides a 750mm focal length (35mm equivalent).
Reflective optics eliminate the chromatic aberrations that can affect image quality in refractive telephoto lenses, so images are extremely sharp and clear.
At fixed f/8 aperture, the exposure is controlled by varying the camera shutter speed and using a neutral-density snap-on filter.
In the Box
Sony SAL-500F80 Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 Reflex Autofocus Lens
Front Lens Cap Slip-On
Rear Lens Cap
Neutral Density ND 4x Filter
SH0015 Lens Hood
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Minimum Focus Distance
13.1' (4 m)
Angle of View
35mm Equivalent: 5°
APS: 3° 10'
1.5 lb (665 g)
Sony SAL-500F80 Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 Reflex Autofocus Lens Review