Sony SAL500F80 Manual (en)

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1···Focusing ring 2···Distance scale 
3···Distance index 4···Lens contacts 
5···Plug-in filter 6···Lens mounting index 
7···Plug-in filter lock 8···Focus-hold button 
9···Lens hood
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500mm F8 Reflex is a lightweight, compact super telephoto lens which 
adopts a reflex optical system.
This lens is designed for Sony 
 cameras.
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Do not directly look at the sun through this lens.
Doing so might harm your eyes or cause loss of eyesight.
Keep the lens out of reach of small children.
There is danger of accident or injury.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment 
(Applicable in the European Union and other 
European countries with separate collection 
systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that 
this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it 
shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the 
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is 
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences 
for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused 
by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials 
will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information 
about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your 
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the 
product.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. 
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, 
AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE 
RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE 
UNDESIRED OPERATION.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved 
in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a 
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits 
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference 
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate 
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the 
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular 
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or 
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off 
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or 
more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the 
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For the customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Notes on use
•  Do not leave the lens in direct sunlight. If sunlight is focused onto a nearby 
object, it may cause a fire. If circumstances necessitate leaving the lens in direct 
sunlight, be sure to attach the lens cap.
•  Be careful not to subject the lens to mechanical shock while attaching it.
•  Always place the lens caps on the lens when storing.
•  Do not keep the lens in a very humid place for a long period of time to prevent 
mold.
•  Do not hold the camera by the lens part extended for focusing, etc.
•  Do not touch the lens contacts. If dirt, etc., gets on the lens contacts, it may 
interfere or prevent the sending and receiving of signals between the lens and the 
camera, resulting in operational malfunction.
 Names of parts
©2006 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
SAL500F80
 
Lens for Digital Single Lens  
Reflex Camera 
Operating Instructions 
500mm F8 Reflex
2-685-148-
11(1)
 Attaching/detaching the lens
To attach the lens
1
  Remove the front and rear lens caps and the camera body cap.
2
  Align the orange index on the lens barrel with the orange index on the 
camera (mounting index), then insert the lens into the camera mount and 
rotate it clockwise until it locks.
•  Do not press the lens release button on the camera when mounting the lens.
•  Do not mount the lens at an angle.
To remove the lens
While pressing and holding the lens release button on the camera, rotate the 
lens counterclockwise until it stops, then detach the lens.
To attach the front lens cap
Always attach the front lens cap with the lens hood attached.
 Focusing
AF (auto focus)
When using AF, the camera focuses the lens automatically.
When using cameras with a wide focus frame, use a central local focus frame or a spot focus frame. Other local focus frames cannot be used.
•  When the focusing ring is rotating, do not interfere with it.
Condensation
If your lens is brought directly from a cold place to a warm place, 
condensation may appear on the lens. To avoid this, place the lens in a plastic 
bag or something similar. When the air temperature inside the bag reaches 
the surrounding temperature, take the lens out.
Cleaning the lens
•  Do not touch the surface of the lens directly.
•  If the lens gets dirty, brush off dust with a lens blower and wipe with a soft, 
clean cloth (Cleaning Cloth KK-CA (optional) is recommended).
•  Do not use any organic solvent, such as thinner or benzine, to clean the lens or 
the camera cone.
To use a focus-hold button
Press the focus-hold button in AF to cancel AF. The focus is fixed and you can release the shutter on the fixed focus. Release 
the focus-hold button while pressing the shutter button halfway to start AF again.
•  The function of the focus-hold button can be changed on cameras with custom function capability. Refer to the camera manuals for 
details.
MF (manual focus)
When focusing manually, set your camera to MF and rotate the focusing ring while looking through the viewfinder until the 
subject appears clearly. The focus signal in the viewfinder indicates the current condition of the focus.
•  The focusing ring can be rotated slightly past the infinity to provide accurate focusing under various operating temperatures. Do not 
rotate the focusing ring all the way to the end when focusing manually, even at infinity. Look through the viewfinder and set the focus 
precisely.
 Selecting shooting modes
The aperture of the lens is fixed at f/8. Use the P, A or M mode (When using A or M mode, you can only set the aperture to f/8).
•  When using S mode, the exposure may not be correct, depending on the set shutter speed.