Capture stunning shots of distant subjects with the Asahi Takumar 500mm F/5 lens. This super telephoto prime lens is ideal for sports, scenic and wildlife photography, offering a fast aperture and excellent optical performance. The Asahi Takumar 500mm F/5 lens is compatible with various DSLR cameras by means of relevant T-rings (T2 mounts) and features a built-in tripod mount and a retractable lens hood. Whether you want to photograph a soaring eagle, a majestic mountain or a thrilling race, the Asahi Takumar 500mm F/5 lens will help you get closer to the action.
Some Main Features:
Original name: Asahi Opt. Co., Takumar 1:5 / 500. Made in Japan.
Serial number: 902186
Front lens diameter: 100mm
Lens focal length: 500mm
Focuser mount: M42
- Note: This scope has M42mmx1mm external threads on its focuser barrel for the connection of DSLR camera T-rings (T2 mounts) or other focuser adapters. The focuser barrel also has 37.5mm diameter internal threads. To use 1.25″ telescope eyepieces on this scope, for example, you can add a M42 to 1.25″ focuser adapter to achieve this purpose. Such an adapter is available in some online stores. Please also see note below about adapters with either M42x1mm or M42x0.75mm threads.
Closest focusing distance: 11m
Focusing system: manual focus control by rack-and-pinion mechanism
Build-in metal lens hood.
Maximum diameter: 115mm
Weight: approx. 2.9 kg (6.4 lb.)
Tripod mounting socket with standard 1/4″ threads
A large metal lens cover for the front lens and a rubber cap for the M42 barrel included.
Comes with original leather case.
Please see photos for further details.
To attach a DSLR camera to this lens, you would need to use a correct T-ring (also known as T2 mount) for your camera make. Various types of T-rings are available in this store here. This telephoto lens has got M42x1mm mounting threads, but you can also use T-rings or other types of adapters with M42x0.75mm threads if you cannot find the rings with M42x1mm. The ring may not be able to reach all the way to the end of its threaded section, but the connection should be secure enough for the purpose of digiscoping.
There are two photos to show a Nikon DSLR camera being attached to this telephoto lens and one picture taken with the camera through this lens. These photos are for illustration purpose only and the Nikon camera is not included in this sale.
Here is an online reference about this product model, with downloadable instruction manual.