Dr. I. Cox

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Samyang T2 Mount for Nikon by Samyang
Bought this in order to test out a Samyang 800mm tele lens obtained via the Vine programme
Like all T2 adaptors ,set up can be something between an irritation and a royal pain in the derriere - depending as to whether you have done it before and have watchmakers screwdrivers
Screw onto the relevant lens - note where the red dot ( which aligns with the white one on the camera when mounting the bayonet lens) - if it doesn't align wit the focussing line on the lens then slacken off the 3 grubscrews , align the red dot with the focussing line , re tighten grub screws
You T2/mounts/lens is ready to use

OK , T2 mounts allow screw lenses to be used on many different… Read more
Manfrotto Advanced Shoulder Bag IV for Camera by Manfrotto
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Manfrotto Advanced Shoulder Bag IV for Camera
Mention the name Manfrotto and most photographers/videographers of a certain age think of specialist ,heavy duty but lightweight tripods /monopods and silky smooth panning (fluid) heads.
This looks to be an extension of their product range into some of the more basic photographic needs.

This Manfrotto case is neat, well padded , with two removable supportive separators and two small storage pockets for cards and batteries in the top and two zipped pouches on the side .
The outer material is said to be water repellent and it also has a waterproof cover included.
The size of this case is particularly suitable to… Read more
Samyang 800mm Mirror F8 T Mount Manual Focus Lens by Samyang
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Samayang 800mm telephoto lens

This is my first experience with the South Korean Samyang lenses other previous reviewers of the glass lenses have rated them well. Firstly please excuse the long review for the highlighted results scroll to the bottom!

I obtained this 800mm mirror lens (A possible 1200mm on a Nikon DX sensor camera like the D3100 or the D5100) via the VINE programme on Amazon. It is an F8 manual lens and requires a camera specific T2 adaptor . This came with a Canon adaptor in this VINE offering but I purchased one for my Nikon (11.99).
A year ago I reviewed the similar 500mm F8.8 Opteka lens on my Nikon D3100 and discussed strength /… Read more