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Sony 500mm F4 G SSM vs Sony 500mm F8 Reflex

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sony 500mm F4 G SSM vs Sony 500mm F8 Reflexto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Sony 500mm F4 G SSM Top Features

  • 500mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 42mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 3460g.
  • Diameter: 140mm
  • Length: 368mm
  • Min Focus Distance:4m

Sony 500mm F4 G SSM

Sony 500mm F8 Reflex Top Features

  • 500mm Focal Range
  • F8.0 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 55mm
  • Max Format:
  • Sony Alpha Mount
  • Weight: 665g.
  • Diameter: 89mm
  • Length: 118mm
  • Min Focus Distance:4m
  • Max Magnification:0.13x

Sony 500mm F8 Reflex

Our Winner: Sony 500mm F4 G SSM over Sony 500mm F8 Reflex

Max Aperture – Wide 4 vs 8
Max Aperture – Tele 4 vs 8
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 0
Filter Thread 42mm vs 55mm
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Pros Of Sony 500mm F8 Reflex over Sony 500mm F4 G SSM
Weight 665g vs 3460g
Diameter 89mm vs 140mm
Length 118mm vs 368mm
Max Magnification 0.13x vs x

Cons Of Sony 500mm F4 G SSM and Sony 500mm F8 Reflex
Image Stabilization No vs No

Sony 500mm F4 G SSM vs Sony 500mm F8 Reflex All Features

General Sony 500mm F4 G SSM Sony 500mm F8 Reflex
Brand Sony Sony
Lens Type Prime Prime
Lens Type Telephoto Prime Telephoto Mirror Prime
Lens Mount Sony Alpha Sony Alpha
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 500mm 500mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Unknown Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Max Aperture F4.0 F8.0
Min Aperture F32.0 F8.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 9 0
Optical Elements 11 7
Optical Groups 10 5
Special Elements 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements 1 filter element
Min Focus Distance 4m 4m
Max Magnification unknown 0.13X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Screw drive from camera
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Unknown No
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Electronic slider focus range selector switch Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 3460g 665g
Diameter 140mm 89mm
Length 368mm 118mm
Materials Magnesium lens barrel Unknown
Weather Sealing Yes No
Filter Thread 42mm 55mm
Filter Notes internal drop-in
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code Unknown circular hood
Tripod Collar Yes No
Optional Accessories
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