SAL-500F80 500mm f/8 Reflex Super Telephoto Specification

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SAL-500F80 500mm f/8 Reflex Super Telephoto Lens

The world’s only super telephoto reflex lens with auto-focus capability. Its reflex design gives the amazing SAL-500F80 super telephoto lens a short barrel and compact, lightweight design, ideal for field work on wilderness and nature assignments. And its auto-focus capability makes it unique among reflex lenses of this class. Mounted on the Sony ? (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens provides a 750mm focal length (35mm equivalent 500mm). This lens also takes advantage of Sony’s in-camera Super SteadyShot image stabilization system to reduce blur by compensating for shaky hands.

Compact Reflex Design
Its reflective optical system provides super-long telephoto performance in a compact, lightweight design that’s easier to carry on field assignments.

Auto-Focus Operation
It’s the world’s only super telephoto reflex lens with auto-focus capability, making it ideal for wildlife assignments where events happen fast and you must react quickly to catch the shot.

No Chromatic Aberration
Reflective optics eliminate the chromatic aberrations that can affect image quality in refractive telephoto lenses, so images are extremely sharp and clear.

Focus Hold Button
For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing.

Shutter-speed Exposure Control
At fixed f/8 aperture, the exposure is controlled by varying the camera shutter speed and using a neutral-density snap-on filter.


  • Focal Length : APS: 750 mm (35mm Equivalent: 500 mm)
  • Filter Diameter : Internal
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 13′ (4.0m)
  • Magnification : x 0.13
  • Lens Groups-Elements : 5 groups, 7 elements
  • Distance Scale : Yes
  • Focus-hold Button : Yes
  • Aperture (Max.) : f/8
  • Aperture (Min.) : f/8
  • Aspheric Elements : no aspheric
  • Lens Type : Telephoto & Telephoto Zoom

Weights and Measurements

  • Weight (Approx.) : 1lb 7oz (665g)
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 3 5/8 x 4 3/4” (89 x 118mm)

    Accessories Supplied

    • Front and rear lens cap
    • SH0015 solid-circular lens hood
    • Normal and ND4 dedicated filters