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Opteka 500mm f/8 Telephoto Mirror Lens for Nikon D4s, D4, D3x, Df, D810, D800, D750, D610, D600, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D3300, D3200 and D3100 Digital SLR Cameras

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  • HD, super multicoated glass optics with anti-reflection coating for the sharper images
  • Manual focus, compact, lightweight digitally-optimized telephoto lens
  • Gives you the equivalent of looking through a pair of 10x power binoculars
  • Soft pouch and three (3) rear mounted, 30.5mm filters, (ND-2X, ND-4X & Skylight)
  • May be combined with the Opteka 2X Multiplier for 1000mm Zoom (Sold separately - 47st Photo Item Code: B000JSZ41S)
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Opteka 500mm f/8 Telephoto Mirror Lens for Nikon D4s, D4, D3x, Df, D810, D800, D750, D610, D600, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D3300, D3200 and D3100 Digital SLR Cameras
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Dimensions 7.6 cm x 8.6 cm x 7.6 cm 7.7 cm x 11.7 cm x 7.7 cm 7.7 cm x 12.3 cm x 7.7 cm 3.9 cm x 6.3 cm x 6.3 cm
Item Weight 454 g 435 g 581 g 154 g
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Size: Nikon | Package Type: Retail
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm ; 454 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
  • Item model number: OPT-500-M-N
  • ASIN: B003XO3N7M
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 July 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,564 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Size Name:Nikon  |  Customer Package Type:Retail

The Opteka manual focus mirror lens is incredibly compact and lightweight. Using an advanced reflex design, this is a mirror lens that is ideally suited for wildlife and sports photography. It has a fixed aperture of f8. It comes complete with a soft pouch and three (3) rear mounted, 30.5mm filters, (ND-2X, ND-4X & Skylight). Opteka mirror lenses incorporates advanced computer designed optics and the latest in multi-coating techniques. The process of multi-coating assures virtually flare free photographs even under adverse lighting conditions resulting in crisp high contrast pictures with full color fidelity.

Please note that this is a manual lens. You will need to set your camera to manual mode.

Specifications
Filter Size: 72mm front, 30.5mm rear
f/Stop Range: f/8.0 (fixed)
Minimum Focus Distance: 5.6' (1.7 m)
Magnification: 1:3
Angle of View: 5Deg
Groups/Elements: 6/7
Length: 3.4" (8.6 cm)
Maximum Diameter: 3.0" (7.6 cm)
Weight: 0.79 lb (360 g)

Included Items
~ Opteka 500mm f/8 Telephoto Mirror Lens
~ 3 Filters (Skylight, Nd 2x, Nd 4x)
~ T-Mount Lens Adapter
~ 47th Street Photo Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth
~ Lens Caps
~ Lens Pouch
~ 10 Year Warranty

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Size: Canon EOSPackage Type: Retail
I bought this to use with my canon 350D. I am an occasional photographer so a canon IQ lens is well outside my affordability. The lens is screw mount so comes with an adaptor to fit to the Canon mount. As such the lens does not communicate with the camera so the camera has no idea what's attached at the front. The result is that the camera does not know that the lens is f8 so will only operate on fully manual mode ( and even then reports f0.0). Metering is through the lens so is fine.

The focussing of the lens is really quite sensitive, and of course since not auto-focus is up to you to get it right. Without a split focus plate as of old this is tricky, also you must carefully set the eyepiece focus adjustment so that the image and eyepiece focus are at the same point. If you usually rely on the autofocus the eyepiece is probably not set correctly, as mine wasn't.

Having taken care of the above, the lens actually gives pretty decent images. For hand held, I set the camera to 1600ASA, which gives enough speed even on an average day. The lens doesn't come with a hood so extraneous light can get in and degrade contrast - either get a lens hood or fashion a simple tube yourself.

Four stars because it seems it's cheapness is due to its simplicity of design (i.e. manual) not dreadful imaging.
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Size: NikonPackage Type: Retail
I am personally happy with the lens considering the cheap price, i have uploaded above a customer photo taken with my Nikon D5000 if anyone needs to see what kind of quality the lens is capable of.
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Size: Olympus EPackage Type: Retail Verified Purchase
Just received this lens but have not had time to test it yet as there is not enough light around outside.
The lens itself looks nicely made and focus is smooth (Tricky if you are not used to manual focus, but that is a feature of long focal length lenses, there is no depth of field and you will never get a really bright view finder image on a lens with a small aperture - mirror lens or otherwise).
A couple of minor niggles though - firstly, the T mount is provided but a matching end cap is not so, when removed from the camera, you need to remove the T mount as well to push on the M42 sized end cap. Not really very slick.
The mounting alignment red dot is on the face of the T mount, not the side, so you can't see it easily when trying to mount the lens.
The hex grub screws, that fix the two halves of the T mount together, were hard to get an allen key to go in to them - a normal screw would have been better. Fortunately only ever likely to need to adjust this once, to rotate the lens to a sensible position on the camera after first fitting the T mount.
Due to the depth of the T mount, there is no way you can fit the supplied filters without removing the T mount first. That said, previous experience with a mirror lens on a OM camera - I never used the supplied filters but had I wanted to they were easy to fit (this was an OM fit lens not one requiring a T mount). (Why am I not still using this old lens with an OM to 4/3 adaptor? Some Herbert nicked, it so I needed to buy this one)
Pity there is no lens hood provided (but I knew that from the product description, before I bought, so I can't complain about that).
EDIT
I have now had the chance to try this lens, in daylight. The focus is so soft the images are useless.
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Size: Sony APackage Type: Retail Verified Purchase
This is not a bad lens for your money at all.I am pleased with this lens now i am getting used to it. The lens is quite well made and has a smooth focus to it .But buyers must remember what you are paying for this lens and its limits.It is full manual only fixed a F8 But at least you tell the camera what to do and the photos you take you can say i made the settings not the camera .So once you get used to this you should get some good photos out of this lens. And the money you save on this will be hundreds if not thousands of £££ on the alternatives and of coarse you can carry it around with you very easily
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Size: NikonPackage Type: Retail Verified Purchase
This lens is very compact, easy to fit on my Nikon D7000 and comes with 3 filters.
It is very well built and has few mechanical parts that could go wrong.

As it is a mirror lens, I expected a lot of artefacts but can see none.
At f/8 on a sunny day it works smoothly with good dof.
Accuracy is as good as the user.
To ensure that no vibration blurs the image, a tripod is vital.
It is also almost impossible to use for fast impromptu action as this is a 100% manual lens.
But giving these design characteristics it does exactly what it pretends to do and nothing more.
For the price, it is a no brainer.
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Size: NikonPackage Type: Retail Verified Purchase
Well I've had this lens for approximately 2 hours and I must say already I feel very positive about the purchase. I've just been out in the garden and have taken around 20 shots, hand-held and using (M)anual mode for the first time on my Canon EOS600D. (I purchased the Nikon mount version, hence the review here, as I have some old Nikon film SLRs - F50 and F80 - that I want to try it with, but I also bought a Canon T-mount adapter, which is what I used just now.)

When connected, the camera reported an aperture of 0.0. I set ISO to 1600 and that meant I could use a shutter speed of 1/800 sec. Or at any rate that's what the camera advised most of the time. (I just followed the camera's orders in that respect.) In practice all the shots came out rather over-exposed, but some adjustment in the Canon Digital Photo Professional application worked wonders. One of my first pics is attached. Maybe I over-did the software tweaking a bit, but as a first attempt I'm quite pleased with this.

So for very little money I now have a lens with 800mm focal length (500mm x 1.6 crop factor on Canon APS-C format), and with the 2x TC in theory I can extend that to 1600mm. (Haven't tried it yet with the TC.) In addition, because of the T-mount adapters, I can try it out on my Nikon film SLRs where I'll get 500mm and 1000mm with the TC. Looking forward to my next trip to Norfolk to do some birdwatching!

The lens comes with caps both ends, filters and a nice little drawstring pouch. I'm now going to get a UV filter (72mm dia) to protect the front of the lens, and also a lens hood.
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