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Walimex 500/8,0 DSLR Mirror Nikon F black

Item number: 12606
  • suitable for Nikon-F-bayonet
  • ultra-light, short tele lens with T2 connection
  • ideal for travel, nature and animal photography
  • image scale up to 1:3
  • manual focusing
  • incl. 2 neutral filters and skylight filter
  • can be used with manual exposure setting
  • very short focusing distance of approx. 1.7m
  • including high-quality storage bag and lens cap
  • the camera is not included in deliver
  • tip: doubling of the focal distance with optional 2x Converter T2 (1000mm)!
  • delivery including adapter
  • with the adapters we supply, this lens can be used with many other cameras: Olympus OM, Olympus 4/3, Olympus micro 4/3, Canon FD, Nikon AF/MF, Minolta AF, Minolta MD, Pentax, Leica R/SL, Praktica, Samsung, Sony Alpha
Item description

When using on digital SLR (e.g. Nikon D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D5000, D2Xs) a SUPERTELE with an equivalent focal distance of 750mm results due to the extension of the focal distance by 1,5! (Or rather 1500mm with optional 2x converter)

The walimex 500/8.0 Mirror Tele Lens has a focal distance of 500mm and a good lens speed of 1:8.0. The sturdy metal housing and the high-quality workmanship and mechanics ensure a good image quality. With a very short closest focusing distance of only 1.7 metres, the lens enables very good magnification. Focusing takes place manually. The lens can be used with aperture priority and manual exposure setting. Thanks to its easy handling, the lens is also especially suitable for beginners.
If the exposure leeway of the digital camera is exceeded, the enclosed neutral filters can be used for the light reduction.
The image scale defines the scale between the image and the object. Scale 1:3 means that the object is 3x as large as the image.

* Important note: Please consider, that on the Nikon models d40, d50, d70, d70s, d80, d90 and d100 the build-in exposure measurement does not work in connection with MF lenses. The exposure measuring must be effected external. All other analogue and digital Nikon models support the exposure measurement and aperture priority with this lens.

Technical specification

1x Walimex T2 Adapter für Nikon F

General information

Product Color Black
Material Metal


Type T2
Mount Camera Nikon F
Mount Lens T2
Electronic Data Transfer No


Girth 265mm
Height of Packaging 20mm
Length of Packaging 75mm
Weight incl. Packaging 46g
Width of Packaging 75mm

1x Walimex 500/8,0 DSLR Spiegel T2

General information

Weight 320g
Length 86,5mm
Product Color Black


Field of Application Lens Nature, Animal, Sport
Range of Application Photo
Lens connection T2
Image Effect on MFT 1000mm
Image Effect like MFT 250mm
Image Effect like APS-C 312,5mm
Image Effect on Full Frame 500mm
Image Effect on APS-C 800mm
Developed for Full Frame
Usage Photo
Category Telephoto Lens
Special Features Mirror lens
Lens Speed 1:8,0
Field of Application Nature, Animal, Sports
Bayonet T
Type Telephoto Lens
Suitable for Sensor APS-C, Full Frame, MFT
Angle of View
Lens Diameter 76mm
Filter Diameter 30,5mm
Lenses / Groups 7 / 6
Minimum Focusing Distance 2m
Internal Focusing No


Girth 555mm
Height of Packaging 100mm
Length of Packaging 155mm
Packaging Material Carton
Packaging with Euro Hole No
Weight incl. Packaging 476g
Width of Packaging 100mm


Girth 721mm
Height of Packaging 100mm
Length of Packaging 215mm
Packaging Material Carton
Packaging with Euro Hole Nomm
Weight incl. Packaging 522g
Width of Packaging 153mm
Included in delivery
  • 1x walimex 500/8.0 Mirror Tele
  • 1x T2 adapter for Nikon AF/MF
  • 1x high-quality storage bag
  • including 2 neutral filters and skylight filter
Examples of Use

Exposure with a focal distance setting
of 50mm


Exposure with walimex 500/8.0 Mirror Tele

Exposure with walimex 500/8.0 Mirror Tele and additional, optionally available walimex T2 Converter, equals a focal distance of 1000mm


Due to the image scale of 1:3 and the short closest focusing distance, the lens is also additionally suitable for photographs at a close-up range.

Scale 1:1


Scale 1:3