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 to a Sony ± α DSLR with APS-C sized sensor, this lens provides a field of view equivalent to a 750mm lens on a 35mm camera. 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.
Focus Hold Button
For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing.
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.
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.
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.