Qty:1
Include

2-Year Camera Accident Protection Plan

from SquareTrade

  • Coverage for drops, spills and product malfunctions
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Free shipping on all repairs with no deductibles or hidden fees
  • Fully transferable with gifts. Cancel anytime, full refund in the first 30 days
  • If you purchase this service plan and eligible product for this service plan, you acknowledge that Amazon may send the service plan seller relevant product and price information for the purpose of administering the plan

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$83.98
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Al's Variety
Add to Cart
$83.99
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Big Mike's Electronics
Add to Cart
$90.26
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Bower SLY500PN High-Power 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens for Nikon

by Bower
3.5 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews
| 88 answered questions

Price: $83.90 & FREE Shipping. Details
In Stock.
Sold by EastCoastDeals and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Nikon
  • Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
  • High-power 500mm telephoto focal length
  • Includes T-mount adapter for digital and 35mm Nikon SLR cameras
  • High index, low-dispersion multi-coated optical glass to reduce flare
  • Minimum focusing distance of 33 feet
  • Filter thread: 67mm
18 new from $80.00
$83.90 & FREE Shipping. Details In Stock. Sold by EastCoastDeals and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Bower SLY500PN High-Power 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens for Nikon
  • +
  • Fotodiox Nikon Macro Extension Tube Kit for Nikon Cameras, Extreme Close-ups
  • +
  • Neewer® 52MM 0.45X Wide Angle High Definition Lens with Macro for NIKON D5300 D5200 D5100 D5000 D3300 D3200 D3000 D7100 D7000 DSLR Cameras
Total price: $109.84
Buy the selected items together

Technical Details


Compare to Similar Items


This item: Bower SLY500PN High-Power 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens for Nikon
Customer Rating 3 out of 5 stars (77) 4 out of 5 stars (4) 4 out of 5 stars (22) 4 out of 5 stars (19)
Price $83.90 $207.99 $159.95 $99.97
Shipping FREE Shipping FREE Shipping FREE Shipping FREE Shipping
Sold By EastCoastDeals Cambridgeworld 47th Street Photo. 47th Street Photo.
Compatible Mountings Nikon F Information not provided Nikon (DX),Nikon (FX),Nikon F,Nikon F(DX) Nikon (DX),Nikon (FX),Nikon F,Nikon F(DX)
Dimensions 3.5 inches x 14.5 inches x 3.4 inches 5 inches x 19.25 inches x 5 inches x x 3.5 inches x 14.6 inches x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 1.63 pounds 4.5 pounds 1 pounds 3 pounds
Lens Telephoto zoom telephoto telephoto
Maximum Aperture 8 Information not provided 8.3 f Information not provided
Max Focal Length 500 mm 1300 mm 1600 mm 500 mm
Min Aperture Information not provided 16 Information not provided Information not provided
Min Focal Length 500 mm 650 mm 420 mm 500 mm
Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart

Please help us improve this feature. Tell us what you think of this feature.

Product Description

Style: Nikon

The high-power 500mm telephoto lens for Nikon is a manual fixed focus multi-coated T-mount lens that yields images with impressive peak contrast and well-controlled flare. It has a minimum focus distance of 33 feet and a 5° angle of view. It has a 67mm thread and includes a tripod mount, black lens pouch and a T-mount adapter for Nikon SLR cameras. For best results, use with monopod, tripod or chest supports to alleviate shake.

Product Information

Style:Nikon
Product Dimensions 14.5 x 3.4 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 1.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0057R27O8
Item model number SLY500PN
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,241 in Camera & Photo > Lenses > Camera Lenses > Digital Camera Lenses
Date first available at Amazon.com June 23, 2011

Warranty & Support

Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

Feedback

Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Read about our customers' top-rated lenses and cameras on our review pages: Lenses, Digital SLR Cameras, Compact System Cameras

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Jeremy L. Lewis on October 24, 2012
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
I wond up selling this lens to a person that had come over to look at a body I was selling. Would I buy it again? Well I got mine used and paid $65.00 for it. So probably I would. I picked one of these up for shooting the moon, not for any other reason. Here's some useful information on the lens. First of all it is incredibly light. My Nikon 70-300 weighs more than this lens does. Second of all, the T Mount is simple to attach, just turn it backwards on the lens and you'll feel the threads line up, then tighten it up. Most important this will work with ALL Nikon F mount cameras. However, you need to understand that this is not a CPU lens, it sends no info to the camera body. Meaning you must use it in manual mode. I set my lens to f/8 and used the manual setting on the camera to set the shutter speed. If you follow the camera meter, the shots are going to be way over exposed. So use an exposure meter, or a chart. I shot a half moon at f/8 for 1/1000 of a second. ISO 400. I'm using this on a D2H so I attached the camera to a tripod rather than the lens. Rather have a cheap lens slip than my camera. The lens is long so any vibration is going to be very visible. What I did was set the shutter speed, look through the view finder, (Here is where I miss my F3HP) and wait until the lens had steadied and then used a remote to fire the shutter. Just to see what it would do I used the 10 second timer, and the lens was steady, but there was no wind at all. You'll need a tripod to use this and a remote release is a must. Will I keep it, or sell it? The shots I got of the moon were good, could see craters and the like. I'll have a better idea when I shoot a full moon with it. You can see the result of my first use of the lens in the image of the moon.
7 Comments 147 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: Canon Verified Purchase
I bought this lens for the price point and knowing that I would not be using a 500mm full time and I was not spending $10,000-$16,000 for the Canon model. I have been a photographer for years, formerly doing professional portraits and now as mostly a hobby so I have no qualms about using a manual lens.

I tested it this last weekend after it arrived Friday on wildlife in my backyard and I have gotten some awesome photos with it! Squirrels, birds, chipmunks, etc all sharp and crystal clear. If you are not experienced with manual lenses this might not be for you but if like me you are or willing to take the time to learn this lens is well worth the money!!
1 Comment 74 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
I've used this now for several months. The optic quality for the price is very good: very little falloff at the edges. Not great for low light. It's not a fast lens, and it's manual, which suits my needs perfectly. I shoot wildlife and landscapes. You can shoot with it off tripod/monopod, but you have to shoot at a fairly high ISO (1600), and it takes some getting used to moving that long lens and getting the right aperture. You will spend up to twenty grand for great long lenses with autofocus. Okay the optics are not two grand optics, but they are pretty good, and really good for the price. The manufacturer has put the money into the optics and the aperture ring. No frills, but if you know how to manually focus and get the light and speed right, this is a great lens for shooting distant subject.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
I wanted close up shots of wildlife from 100 yards or so that my 200 mm lens would not do. At first it would not lock on my Nikon 3200 until I realized I needed to turn the lens 180 degrees and it locks just fine. I can take photos without a tripod in good light, but a tripod is better. Not one complaint especially for the price. Just alot of fun to use.
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: Canon Verified Purchase
For the rare times that I need this distance (PA Wilds Elk Rut photo trip), this is perfect. It does take a little extra work to get a sharp image, but my practice shots were very satisfying. I tried it out through the glass front door of our building and took a picture of a Parking sign down the drive and across the road. As Elk are not as fast moving as deer or birds, I'll have plenty of time to work the manual focus. It seems to have been a good decision for me.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By LSO on August 13, 2014
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
I am a photographer who does a lot of wildlife (birds) shots. This lens is used with my DSLR Nikon camera. it takes great photos, but be warned it is VERY heavy and long. you will need a tripod to get a clear (non blurry) shot. you should also have a remote as any touch to the camera (shutter button) will cause a whole lot of shake!!!!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
Since I had already read the reviews, I knew what I was buying and what to expect when using this lens, so I was not disappointed. This is NOT an easy lens to use. You MUST use a tripod and you should use a remote shutter release, and you will have to adjust focus and aperture manually, and you can't shoot anything less than 30 feet away. But what you can do is get good, sharp telephoto shots for a very low price. If you know what you are doing, this is a good value for the money. If you want point and shoot simplicity, this is not the right lens for you.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
Price is right if you have the time to work on exposure and settings. Must have a tripod for best results. Great deal
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Bower SLY500PN High-Power 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens for Nikon
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Bower SLY500PN High-Power 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens for Nikon

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: 500 mm lense adapter to nikon, telephoto lenses for nikon