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Rokinon 500 mm f/ 8.0 Lens

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Rokinon 500 mm f/ 8.0 lens

Rokinon 500 mm f/ 8.0 lens

Rokinon 500 mm f/ 8.0 lens

Rokinon 500 mm f/ 8.0 lens

Rokinon 500 mm f/ 8.0 lens

Optical design

Rokinon 500 mm f/ 8.0 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: T2 mount

Optical design: 4 elements in 4 groups

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The Rokinon 500mm f/8.0 (model 500P) is a multicoated super telephoto prime lens for 35 mm SLR cameras (via the interchangeable T / T2 mount). The lens is completely analogous to the lenses with a corresponding optical design manufactured under different trade marks:


As for the Rokinon trade mark, the database has a detailed review of a similar model (Rokinon 500mm f/8.0 ED (model ED500P)), but they differ in the optical schemes they employ, in the use of low-dispersion elements for minimizing chromatic aberrations (ED model - better) and aperture control (ED model - fixed, ED500P - from f/8 to f/32).

The aperture ring has no stops on it. Stops are present on the locking ring. F-stop numbers on the locking ring:

  • F/8.0
  • F/11.0
  • F/16.0
  • F/22.0
  • F/32.0

The lens has no A/M mode selector, but the combination of the aperture ring free rotation and the locking ring makes it possible to manually stop down by any quantity up to the preset f/stop, while waiting for the desired result to appear in the viewfinder.

The lens may have 500-1000[mm] designation (complete with a converter) and postfixes indicating a mount adapter, e.g. "-Nex" for Sony E.

Manufacturer's recommended retail price varies from $139.00 to $249.95 (probably, it depends on packaging, as is the case with model 500-1000P for Nikon).


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Posted by: BogKY   Date of publication: 15.04.2013

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500*mm vs 500mm: нужно ли использовать конвертор?
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4.5 14 1477

500mm. Почти ближний план - всего-то ок. 200m: вид со смотровой площадки правого берега в устье Оми на смотровую площадку на левом берегу
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4.25 4 1427

500mm. Сейчас прямо в пушку вылетит птичка...
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4 1 1278

500*2mm. Изучаем [духовные] скрепы на телебашне с 355m ;-)
Autor: Nick Horsfield
4 4 1326

Mechanical quality4.002
Optical quality3.333
Pricing / Value3.502
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