TTArtisans launches the RF 500mm f/6.3 Leave a comment

Chinese manufacturer TTArtisan has launched a 500mm f/6.3 supertelephoto for the RF mount and others. The lens is manual focus, but looks to have good optical performance for certain types of photography. This is not a mirror lens, which is the usual design for inexpensive supertelephoto lenses.

The best part? The TTArtisan 500mm f/6.3 comes in at only $329 USD.

This design is for full-frame, but is manual focus. The optical design is 8 elements in 5 groups including 2 extra-low dispersion elements.

If we go by the sample gallery provided by TTArtisan, they see it as an astrophotography option on a budget. The optical performance looks really nice, especially considering the price. For a backyard birder with a nice perch set up, the manual focus likely won’t be much of an issue. It would also be easier to get some background separation over the f/11 Canon supertelephoto lenses.

The bokeh looks a bit busy in the bird sample photos provided, but we think it could be better with a better planned backdrop.

Sample Gallery

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TTArtisan RF 500mm f/6.3 Features

  • Full Frame
  • 500mm Telephoto Lens
  • Large Extra-low dispersion(ED) glass
  • MC Multi-Layer Coatings
  • 3.3m Close-up Shot
  • Comes with Tripod Mount Ring
  • Focus Gear Ring
  • E/Z/RF/L-mount
  • Full Metal Body
  • Comes with a Metal Lens Hood
Focal length 500mm Maximum aperture F6.3
Closest focus distance 3.3m Minimum aperture F32
Frame Full Frame Diaphragm Blades 12pcs
Filter size 82mm Optical Design 8 Elements in 5 Groups
Angle of view Focus method Manual
Weight Around 307g Mount E/Z/RF/L

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