Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto T-mount, Manual Focus Lens for Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax Cameras

See all Samyang items
Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset: Picture 1 thumbnail Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset: Picture 2 thumbnail

See all shipping options

In Stock & Ready to Ship

Protect Your Investment:

Add a Protection Plan
  • Add a protection plan
  • New Leaf 1 Year Replacement Plan + $7.95

Our Price

Buy more and save
Quantity Discount

The quantity discount will be reflected in your shopping cart

About Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset

Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto T-mount Lens is a capable T-mount lens for anyone shooting subjects at long distance, including sports and wildlife photographers. It's a solidly built, easy to use telephoto lens that will focus as close as 33' (10m). The aperture range is f/8.0 to f/32.0 for flexibility in varied lighting conditions and with fully multi-coated, low-dispersion optical glass you can expect sharp, high-contrast images. Camera functions such as TTL metering, aperture priority and automatic and manual metering are retained with this lens.

This manual focus lens has an aluminum alloy body with Diamond Black finish and a 67mm front filter thread. A rotatable tripod mount is attached to the lens to provide balance and smooth action when shooting in a vertical position. A T-ring adapter (available separately) is required to mount this lens to a camera body. With the T-mount adapter, this lens will work with Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax, Olympus, Contax, Fujica and Konica cameras.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (9),Easily mounted (5),Strong construction (4)
Glass not sharp (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife (3),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (5)

Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset Features

  • Fully multi-coated, low-dispersion optical glass
  • Low-Dispersion Optical Glass
  • Fully Multi-Coated

Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset Specifications

Focal Length
500 mm
Maximum: f/8.0
Minimum: f/32.0
Camera Mount Type
T-mount (T-thread)
Format Compatibility
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
33' (10.06 m)
Tripod Collar
Yes Fixed - rotating
Filter Thread
Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL)
Approx. 2.76x11.73" (70x298 mm)
22.58 oz (640 g)
Mfr #

Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Preset Reviews

Review Snapshot®


(based on 11 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 11 customers


A 500 That You Can Hand-Hold


from South Lyon, MI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

First off, this is a manual lens. You focus it manually and you determine your exposure manually, though aperture priority settings might ease the task. I prefer manual use and spot metering. The lens is light weight and fairly sharp and contrasty. However, with no aperture, it has amazingly shoret depth of field. That's okay, because the bokeh is rather nice. As a past user of the Sigma 50-500mm cannon, this little gem is a pleasure to use. If you get one, figure on using a tripod most of the time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Decent product for the money


from Whiteville, NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have only had this lens a short time and am still exploring its features. I have gotten to where I can attach it easily enough and am learning to focus better (it is a manual focus). Some of my pictures have been pretty good while others are not. You can zoom in pretty well with this lens and of course it works best in good light. I am not very good at hand holding this lens and use a tripod and a cable shutter release to reduce the vibration. I expect to get better results after I use it more and so far I am getting about what I expected.


Love this lens


from Columbia Missouri  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A tripod helps when working with this lens - while it's not heavy, it does throw the balance off, making it prone to camera shake when hand-held.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great for the price


from Laurel De.  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Easy to use

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Soft Focus


from San Diego  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I was not able to achieve sharp focus on my Alpha 100 with this lens and I used a tripod and fast shutter speeds, it would not focus sharp in the view finder. I did return the lens for a refund and purchased the Sony 500 mm mirror lens which works great.

(21 of 38 customers found this review helpful)


Very Cheap 500mm Lens


from San Diego, Ca.  -  Semi-Professional

This lens tests your skills. If your persistant the pictures the lens can produce are spectacular. Just like any other lens it is a different paint brush. It has some pros and some cons. One of the biggest issues is that the lens has no hood and if the sun is above you or in front of you good luck getting any good pictures. But if you prepair your shoot properly and have the sun behind you the pictures are amazing. In the age of digial you can shoot with a high iso and get spactular shots with low noise. I was regularly getting shutter speeds of at or more then 1/2000th of a second. The reason why i got this lens is because its the cheapest way to get a 500mm lens. Overall i love the build, the focus is smooth, and i had lots of fun with it. I have not used this lens with a tripod because i don't believe in such things. Even with a monopod it would restrict me to much. Although after shooting a manual focus lens for 3 hours of some surfers my eyes were tired. I suggest using this lens if your on the west coast no earlier then 9am and no later then noon. [@]

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Lens Review


from Rapid City, SD  -  Professional

When I've really needed the extra strength, I haven't been able to get it to focus clearly. It is by far the worst lens I've ever owned.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Cheap lens that is adequate for some


from Boise Idaho  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I had high hopes for this lens but have not been totally excited. The biggest problem is the softness in the image. This is an adequate lens for things that you do not necessarily want to enlarge and display. If you are just out shooting for fun and want to get in close then this is more than adequate. If you do, USE A TRIPOD!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Good for occasional use.


from Sparks, NV  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

If you only periodically need the reach of the 500mm lens, then you should consider this one. It is low contrast and not nearly as sharp as the higher priced glass, but well worth the price if you only need it once in a while.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Nice addition for rare opportunities


from Diamond Bar, CA

This compact lens is great for capturing distant photo opportunities where vistas may be long and you want to carry a fairly compact camera bag. Offers sound construction and decent image quality at a low cost.


Questions & Answers Powered by TurnTo®

Questions about this item:

Doug S  Will this lens mount on a nikon d90 or a d50?
Andrew R  Use of this lens on any camera would require the addition of the appropriate T-mount ring. For Nikon "F" mount cameras you would need the following:
Shopper  How can I assemble to Nikon D7100?
Andrew R  Simply use the appropriate t-mount ring (not included for your camera.
Shopper  Is there a manual for this lens?
JERRY W  yes a smaller one
See more questions and answers
Share this item: is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.