I have the Minolta version of this lens and I really love it. It represents a lot of tele without the bulk. The autofocus works ok. It isn't really fast and can hunt in low light, but at least this reflex lens has a proper autofocus! It has a fixed arpeture of F8. Not a fast lens, but with the latest generation of cameras, this is not much of a problem. Bump up the ISO and you are in buisisness. I use this lens frequently in-doors on my Sony A55 and it works well. The only real problem with ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Sony 500mm F8 Reflex
Announced Jun 5, 2006 •
Telephoto mirror prime lens | Sony/Minolta Alpha | SAL500F80
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