Tokina introduced catadioptric telephoto lens with a focal length of 500 mm and a constant aperture of f/8. Its description lists its main applications: shooting landscapes, wildlife and bird scenes. Given their features, the manufacturer tried to combine a large focal length with small size and weight. Of course, the lens can also be used for other types of photography, including sports coverage and portraits. His drawing is characterized by the blurring of point light sources outside the field of sharpness into recognizable “rings”.
The lens is focused manually. It features a T-mount that accepts adapters that turn the Tokina SZ Super Tele 500mm F8 Reflex MF into a Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Micro 4/3, or Fujifilm X mount lens. The adapter can be purchased as a kit with lens or separately.
Technical data of the Tokina SZ Super Tele 500mm F8 Reflex MF lens:
- Focal length – 500 mm;
- Aperture – f / 8;
- The angle of the field of view is 4°8′;
- Optical design – 7 elements in 7 groups;
- Minimum focusing distance – 1.7 m;
- The maximum magnification is 1:2.86;
- Focusing – manual;
- Filter installation size – 30.5 mm, 72 mm;
- Diameter – 74 mm;
- Length – 89 mm;
- Weight – 310 g.
The kit includes lids and a hood. Sales should start on February 18th. The manufacturer does not name the price, but as a guideline, you can take the price of a similar Tokina SZX Super Tele 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens, equal to $250.