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Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens (Canon EF-M)

BH #TOSZMF500CM • MFR #SZMF500-CM
Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens (Canon EF-M)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | Fixed f/8 Aperture
  • Catadioptric Telephoto Lens
  • Manual Focus
  • Multicoating and Antioxidant Coating
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 Canon EF-M mount cameras.
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Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex Overview

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 Canon EF-M 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

Key Specs
Focal Length
500mm
Maximum Aperture
f/8
Lens Mount
Canon EF-M
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
30.5 mm (Rear)
Maximum Aperture
f/8
Minimum Aperture
f/8
Lens Mount
Canon EF-M
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
4.8°
Minimum Focus Distance
5.6' / 1.7 m
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:2.86
Optical Design
7 Elements in 7 Groups
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
30.5 mm (Rear)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.9 x 3.5" / 74 x 89 mm
Weight
10.9 oz / 310 g

Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex Reviews

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is there any 2x or more extender that can fit?

is there any 2x or more extender that can fit?
Asked by: Valente
Yes Tokina makes a 2x extender that it sells as part of a kit with the szx400mm reflex lens. It is possible that Tokina sells the extender by itself.
Answered by: DAVID
Date published: 2023-03-19

does this lens send any exif info to the camera ...

does this lens send any exif info to the camera or is it chipless?
Asked by: Jeffrey
The Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens (Nikon Z Mount) has no electronics and does not generate EXIF data.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-11-13

SZ 500mm is a universal mount, means it can be ...

SZ 500mm is a universal mount, means it can be used on Canon 7D Mark ii?
Asked by: Neil
No, Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens does not have a universal mount. Tokina prefixed the mount adaptor to the lens and removing it will void the manufacture warranty. The BH #TOSZMF500FE is dedicated to mirrorless cameras which comes on 4 different mounts. (Sony-E, Fuji-X, Micro four third and Nikon Z mount) Tokina also design this lens for DSLR cameras. You can use the option below directly on your Canon EF mount DSLRS. Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F/8 Reflex Lens (Canon EF-Mount) BH #TOSZMF500C • MFR #SZMF500-C https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1687815-REG/tokina_szmf500_c_sz_500mm_f_8_reflex.html?sts=pi&pim=Y
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2022-06-10

Does this fit directly on Olympus OMD EM1 mark ...

Does this fit directly on Olympus OMD EM1 mark III or is a mount required (which if required)?
Asked by: Nancy
The Tokina SZ 500mm F8 Reflex MF Lens (Micro Four Thirds) will mount directly on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Mirrorless Camera without an adapter.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-03-27

Can Nikons full frame mirror less IBIS be used ...

Can Nikons full frame mirror less IBIS be used with Tokin's 500mm F/8 catadioptric lens?
Asked by: Stanley
Yes, Nikons IBS will work with the Tokins 500mm.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-04-23

What difference between Tokina SZX and SZ series? ...

What difference between Tokina SZX and SZ series? Many thanks.
Asked by: Hoan
Currently the only difference is the SZ is 500mm and the SZX is 400mm. This may change if more lenses are added.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2022-03-25

Would this lens work with the Nikon Z ...

Would this lens work with the Nikon Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x?
Asked by: Matt
Unfortunately Tokina lenses are not compatible with Nikon teleconverters.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2022-04-28

Would this be a good lens for a solar eclipse? I ...

Would this be a good lens for a solar eclipse? I have a Nikon Z6II
Asked by: Leah
The Tokina SZ 500mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens (Nikon Z Mount) is a mirror lens that gives you a lot of zoom for an inexpensive price. You will need a solar filter for this. Be aware of the onion effect that is sometimes visible with lenses of this design.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-12-21
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