Lenses -> Sony 500mm F4 G SSM Lens
The Sony 500mm f4 G SSM Lens is a high-performance ultra-telephoto lens with a 500mm fixed focal length and is ideal for capturing sports, wildlife and other demanding imaging applications requiring a high level of magnification. The bright f4.0 aperture allows use of faster shutter speeds to broaden shooting opportunities and is great in low light. The G stands for Sony's Gold series of lenses and are Sony's top-shelf professional lenses offering excellent image and build quality. The Sony 500mm features an advanced optical design with 11 elements in 10 groups, including three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and AR Nano Coating which cuts reflections for extremely low ghosting and flare. The new SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor) drive circuit ensures high-speed autofocus ideal for capturing fast-moving subjects.
|Specification / Feature||Value||Scores *||Rank **|
|Number of Lens Groups||10|
|Number of Lens Elements||11|
|Optical Zoom ||1.00||0.00||75|
|Max Aperture ||4||70.68||26|
|Max Aperture Wide ||4||70.68||26|
|Max Aperture Tele ||4||32.53||27|
|Focal Length Wide ||500||10.43||82|
|Focal Length Tele ||500||89.57||5|
|Min Aperture ||32|
|Min Focus Distance ||4m||42.92||72|
|Aperture Blades ||9||25.81||7|
|Autofocus Motor ||SSM|
|Sensor Format ||Full Frame|
|1st/3rd Party ||1st party|
|Lens Type ||Telephoto Prime|
|Image Stabilisation ||No|
|Video Lens ||No|
|Tilt Shift ||No|
|Weather Resistant ||Yes|
|Filter Thread Size (mm) ||42mm|
|Size (DxL) ||0mm|
|Lens Mount ||Sony A|
|UK Price ||£11166.83 at Amazon.co.uk (affiliate link)|
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* - Scores are calculated by comparing numerical specifications with other cameras. The highest ranking camera for a specification acheives a score of 100. The lowest ranking camera is scored as 0 and all the other cameras are scored in between 0 and 100 according to their merit.
** - Rank is calculated by ordering the scores for all cameras in descending order. The best scoring camera for a particular feature / specification will have a rank of 1.
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