|G||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|SSM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||5° (35mm full frame)
3.2° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||11 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ED|
|Closest focusing distance:||400 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Minolta/Sony A)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø140 x 367.5 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant housing|
|Filter size:||42 mm (rear)|
The lens barrel is large, heavy, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Direct Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
During autofocus operation, you can press the AF Stop button of the lens to temporarily pause autofocus. This lets you stop autofocus whenever any unwanted obstacle comes closer to the camera than the moving subject you are tracking. If the shutter button is still pressed halfway when the AF Stop button is released, autofocusing will continue as before. The AF Stop function also works in continuous autofocus mode. You can change the functions of the AF Stop button using the camera's custom functions menu.
The lens features FOCUS HOLD - PREFOCUS switch which allows to select the function assigned to the focus function button located on the housing of the lens.
|FOCUS HOLD||Temporary lock autofocus. Useful whenever any unwanted obstacle comes closer to the camera than the moving subject you are tracking. If the shutter button is still pressed halfway when the focus function button is released, autofocusing will continue as before. This function operates only in autofocus mode.|
|PREFOCUS||Focus on preset focusing distance even while you are shooting a different subject. This function operates in any focusing mode. To preset the focusing distance, set the switch to PREFOCUS, focus the distance you want to preset and press the SET button. To focus on preset distance, set the switch to PREFOCUS, keep the focus function button pressed and then take the photograph. The previous focus is restored when the focus function button is released.|
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|FULL||Full range of focusing distances.|
|6.4 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
|SET||User defined range of focusing distances. Nearby or distant range of focusing distances can be selected through the additional FAR - NEAR switch.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Landscape photography1)▪Wild nature photography2)1) Distant landscapes with perspective compression effect
2) On a tripod
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 817 KB|
|User Manual. Русский, Adobe PDF, 829 KB|
Alternatives (AF, 440..560 mm)
|Sigma 500mm F/4.5 APO EX DG HSM||2005||⊗|