What is a 500mm lens good for?

This lens is generally used for sports and wildlife photography. But as you can see, it does a great job for portraits as well. The level of background separation is unreal and the subject really pops in the images. On the minus side, with a lens like this, you need to stand pretty far away from the subject.

Is 500 mm focal length good?

500mm is a great range for birds, while the 200 to 400 focal length is great for large and smaller size wildlife. If you are using a full-frame camera, you will get a focal length of 200mm to 500mm. If you are DX shooter, the effective focal length you will be getting is around 300mm to 750mm.

How far will a 500mm lens shoot?

So a 500mm lens would show the subject the same size at 50 yards (10 yards x 5).

How much does a 500mm lens magnify?

10x binocular
So, using the formula, we now know we need a 400mm lens to approximate the magnification of an 8x binocular and a 500mm lens to approximate a 10x binocular. And, if you are familiar with camera lenses, you probably know that lenses of those focal lengths are most definitely not inexpensive.

Is 500mm enough for bird photography?

General Bird Photography Image size is, however, a function of the square of the focal length, so a minimum focal length of 500mm is preferable.

Is 500mm enough for wildlife?

At 500mm, this lens is well placed to handle smaller wildlife, including birds. And the lens is light enough (1530 grams), which allows for some portability and handholding in the field.

How many mm is bird photography?

A lot of folks recommend 400mm as a minimum focal length for quality bird photography. But even at this range, you’ll still need the bird to be quite close to you for your subject to fill the entire image frame. However, we consider a 400mm lens to be the ideal focal length in terms of overall capability.