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Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens (Sony E Mount)

BH #TOSZMF500FE • MFR #SZMF500-FE
Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens (Sony E Mount)
Key Features
  • Sony E Mount / Full Frame Format
  • Fixed Aperture: f/8
  • Catadioptric Telephoto Lens
  • Manual Focus
Offering a compact alternative to standard telephoto lenses, the SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens from Tokina is a 500mm catadioptric optical-design super-telephoto lens with a fixed f/8 aperture. With its lightweight and compact design, it fits easily inside a pocket or small bag and is suitable for travel, wildlife, and outdoor photography. This lens features a universal T-mount, and this configuration includes an adapter for Sony E Mount cameras.
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Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex Overview

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Offering a compact alternative to standard telephoto lenses, the SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens from Tokina is a 500mm catadioptric optical-design super-telephoto lens with a fixed f/8 aperture. With its lightweight and compact design, it fits easily inside a pocket or small bag and is suitable for travel, wildlife, and outdoor photography. This lens features a universal T-mount, and this configuration includes an adapter for Sony E Mount cameras.

Manual focus, catadioptric optical design telephoto lens with a fixed f/8 aperture that is compatible with select camera focus peaking systems and in-body multi-axis advanced image stabilization systems.
Multi-layer antireflection coating for efficient light intake and reduced flare, plus high-reflectivity silvered coating and a protective antioxidant layer on the back side of mirrored surfaces for long performance life.
With a field of view of 4.8° and 1:2.86 reproduction ratio can capture small objects, while the 500mm focal length reduces the possibility of casting a shadow on the subject.
Catadioptric design and construction creates a smooth and unusual donut-shaped bokeh.
Wide focus ring provides a smooth rotation range of 270°.

Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex Specs

Focal Length500mm
Maximum Aperturef/8
Minimum Aperturef/8
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View4.8°
Minimum Focus Distance5.6' / 1.7 m
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2.86
Optical Design7 Elements in 7 Groups
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
30.5 mm (Rear)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 3.5" / 74 x 89 mm
Weight10.9 oz / 310 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 4.6 x 4.5"

Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex Reviews

Best Reflex Yet

By Jim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

I have tried several of these (four, as I recall) through the years. They are not sharp, and difficult to focus properly. This 500mm from Tokina seems to have fixed most of those problems, though it will certainly not compare or challenge even a modes 500mm traditional lens. With my Nikon Z9 and focus peaking, it serves as a nice, quick backup to my longer zoom lens when the size of a traditional lens is inconvenient.

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