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Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens

Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens

Manual focus reflex telephoto lens made for F-mount SLRs by Nikon. Replaced the older 500mm f5.6 in 1968, trading speed for smaller size. The lens stayed in production for over 20 years with no changes, except for some minor variations to the engraving and the addition of multicoating. Metal body available in black.

  • Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor C (5 elements, 3 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 4m
  • Size: 152 x 91mm
  • Weight: 910g
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Nikon F

Nikon introduced their first SLR, the Nikon F, in 1959. Alongside it they unveiled a series of lenses and a new lens mount that would carry them to professional success for the next decades. To this day, all Nikon DSLRs use the Nikon F mount.

In the beginning, Nikon lenses communicated aperture information to the body using a metal coupling fork, affectionately known as "bunny ears". Soon after, Nikon began using a similar system that automatically told the camera the maximum aperture of the lens. This Automatic Indexing (AI) system stuck around for decades in lenses and is still found on Nikon's high-end professional DSLRs even though new lenses communicate this information electronically.

With only minor compatibility issues (don't use a pre-AI lens on AI bodies or modern digital cameras), Nikon F lenses and bodies are pretty much interchangeable.

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Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T32574 €219,00 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C + CL-23 Lens Case
Available T68999 €219,00 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C
15 May 2024 T69855 € 199,00 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Image
24 Mar 2024 T52562 € 223,92 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Image
04 Mar 2024 T52679 € 219,00 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Image
30 Aug 2023 T12220 € 195,99 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Image
29 Aug 2023 T48893 € 75,00 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Image
15 Feb 2023 A69401 € 239,00 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Image
22 Nov 2021 A71060 € 284,05 Nikon 500mm f8 Reflex-Nikkor.C - Lens Image