Sony 500mm F4 G SSM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony 500mm F4 G SSM has a maximum diameter of 140mm and total length of 368mm.
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM has a filter thread of 42mm.
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM has a fixed focal lenght of 500mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 750mm.
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Sony 500mm F4 G SSM with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A99 II, Sony A77 II and Sony A99.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM has a max aperture of F4.0 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM's optical formula consists of 11 elements in 10 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements.
Sony 500mm F4 G SSM comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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