Samyang 500mm MC IF f/6.3 Mirror Lens |

Samyang 500mm MC IF f/6.3 Mirror Lens

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Samyang’s 500mm f6.3 Mirror is an incredible reflex lens constructed especially for extreme telephoto needs, with a brighter maximum aperture that its f/8 counterpart. It is perfect for photographing nature, astrophotography, spy photography and everywhere, where a close-up view of a distant object is crucial. The construction of the lens is impressive, being made of high class materials and the body itself is metal to provide durability. Each lens element is made from high quality optical glass on which anti-reflection coatings ensure light transmission is as high as possible.Important is the T2 universal mount system which allows this lens to be placed on all reflex type cameras, after attaching the appropriate T2 adapter (not included). Also included is a practical case to transport and protect the lens and chosen T2 adapter. Furthermore, there is an optional 2X dedicated teleconverter available which will double the focal lens to a huge 1000mm.

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The Samyang 500 mm MC IF f/6.3 Mirror is a manual focus fixed aperture reflex design compact telephoto lens, primarily designed for amateur and enthusiasts on a tight budget.

This f/6.3 fixed aperture version features improved light gathering ability over the f8 version, and is larger in size. However it is still compact and lightweight for a 500mm lens.

The Samyang 500mm MC IF f/6.3 is suitable for photographing nature, astrophotography, spy / observational photography or any situation where a low priced, relatively lightweight long telephoto is desired.

The construction of the Samyang 500mm MC IF f/6.3 lens combines high quality metal exterior, styled in black and white, and offers great performance for its price. The optics feature Multi-coated (MC) coatings ensuring high light transmission.

The Samyang 500 mm MC IF f/6.3 Mirror is a manual focus lens, of internal focusing (IF) design. The internal focusing design helps to reduce the likelihood of getting dust and debris inside the lens, which is much more likely an issue with external focusing (or zooming) lenses which can suck in dirt during use.

Due to the very narrow depth of field with such a long focal length it is recommended to focus with live-view to achieve accurate focus where possible. As with all long telephoto lenses a combination of sturdy camera support / tripod, good technique, fast shutter speed, and using a remote where possible is recommended to avoid camera shake to achieve the best results.

Suitable for full frame and cropped sensors, on a 1.5x cropped sensor such as Nikon will yield a 750mm focal length equivalent, or 800mm on 1.6x cropped DSLRs such as Canon EOS digital series of cropped sensor.

There is a optional 2x converter (available separately) increasing the actual focal length to 1000mm. (giving 1500mm on Nikon 1.5x cropped sensor, etc). As with any converter there will be a loss of quality and light transmission (of 2 or more effective EV stops), but is a very easy and cost effective way of increasing focal length. This can also be achieved by considering the Samyang 800mm MC IF f/8 Mirror lens.

The Samyang Mirror lenses can be mounted to almost any digital or film SLR body by way of low cost T2 universal adapter mounts (available separately). T2 universal mounts are available to mount to most systems, including Canon, Nikon, Sony A mount / Konica Minolta, Pentax, 4/3 etc. Sony E-Mount T2 adapters are also available.

The further benefit of T2 adapters is that for users who change their camera bodies, or have different camera systems, this Samyang lens can be quickly adapted to other systems by use of another T2 adapter.


Additional Information



Manufacturer Samyang Optics
Model Samyang 500mm MC IF f/6.3 Mirror Lens
Lens type Telephoto Mirror / reflex lens
Focal length 500 mm
Maximum aperture f/6.3 (fixed)
Min aperture f/6.3 (fixed)
Angle of view 5 degrees
Min focusing distance 2m
No. of diaphragm blades N/A (no aperture – fixed at f/6.3)
Focus type MF (Manual Focus only)
Lens construction 7 elements / 6 groups
Dimensions 98 x 119.5mm
Weight ~705 g
Filter Size: 34mm (rear) / 95mm (front)
Available mounts (Low price T2 adapter required, to fit to most/all interchangeable lens cameras, including Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony A mount, Olympus, Panasonic etc)
  • Image Sensor size: Full frame or APS-C
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/6.3
  • Angle of View: 5º
  • Minimum focus distance: 2.0m
  • Focus system: Manual
  • Filter diameter: 34mm (rear)
  • Macro ratio: 1:2.7
  • Lens construction: 7 elements, 6 groups
  • Dimensions: 119.5x77.7mm
Additional Information
Box Contents: Lens.
Guarantee Period: 3 Years
Net Weight: 651g
Country of Origin: Korea
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