The Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F8 Reflex MF for full-frame cameras adopts a catadioptric type optical design with a constant F8 aperture. The reflex mirror design allows the lens to be more compact and lighter than a regular all-glass lens design, weighing in at 310g (without mount adapter). It uses a T mount that allows it to be attached to Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Nikon Z, Micro 4/3, and Fujifilm X mounts by using the appropriate mount adapter.
The Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F8 Reflex MF features focus peaking and a mininum focusing distance of 1.7m (magnification 1:2.86 to capture an object with size 6x9cm on full frame). It comes with a hood, and supports 72mm (front) and 30.5mm (rear) filters.
One thing to bear in mind is that due to the particular optical construction of the lens, you sometimes end up with a donut-shaped bokeh (that some may not like while others may call it “exotic/creative”).
Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F8 Reflex MF worldwide sales date announcement
Jan 21, 2022
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of the Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F8 Reflex MF lens. With the debut of the SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF, the SZ series offers a range of exciting products with specific features and valuable advantages.
Sales will commence on February 18, 2022.
Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F8 Reflex MF is a 500mm super tele lens that adopts catadioptric type optical design with a constant F8 aperture. The lens offers a compact alternative to standard tele photo lenses as more and more photographers are looking for easy-to-carry gear. Keeping in mind active travel photographers that seek outdoor landscape, wild nature or birds, the 500mm F8 Reflex MF is designed as a compact and lightweight mirror lens – a type of lens to be rediscovered in this new era of also compact but high-tech mirrorless cameras. The Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F8 Reflex MF adopts a T-mount standard (pitch 0.75mm, thread 42mm) that allows the lens to be attached to any camera by using mount adapters.
- Extremely compact and lightweight super tele lens.
- Macro shooting with 1 : 2.86 magnification.
- Specific donut-shaped and super smooth bokeh.
- Easy and precise focusing.
- Super compression effect.
- Versatile mount system for 6 camera mounts including 4 mounts for mirrorless cameras.
As a part of Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd., Tokina has an optical manufacturing tradition that dates back to 1950s. Tokina specializes in high-quality lenses for today’s digital single lens reflex (DSLR) and mirrorless cameras.