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Tokina announces new 500mm F8 Reflex telephoto lens for six APS-C, full-frame camera systems

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Update (January 24, 2022 at 11am EST): The original headline and article stated this lens would retail for $250. That is incorrectly taken from the 400mm reflex lens listing. No pricing information for this lens has been announced at this time. Both the headline and article have been updated accordingly.


Tokina has announced its new SZ Super Tele 500mm F8 Reflex MF lens, a new manual focus super telephoto reflex lens that will work with six different full-frame and APS-C camera systems using a T-mount adapter system.

The fully-manual lens is constructed of seven elements in seven groups, uses a 72mm front filter thread, has a fixed F8 aperture and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.7m (5’7”). The base lens measures 74mm (2.9”) in diameter, 89mm (3.5”) in length and weighs 310g (10.9oz). As with its other reflex telephoto lenses, Tokina has included a T-mount system (pitch 0.75mm, thread 42mm) on a base lens and will pair that with adapters for various full-frame and APS-C camera mounts.

At launch, the lens will have mount options for Canon EF, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems. As with all Reflex lenses, you can expect the ‘donut-shaped’ bokeh from this 500mm F8 lens. Below is a sample gallery of images captured with the lens:

The Tokina SZ SUPER TELE 500mm F8 Reflex MF is available to purchase starting in mid-February. No pricing information is available at this time.


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