Opteka 500mm f/8 Telephoto Mirror Lens for Canon EOS 1D, 5D, 6D, 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 100D, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 700D, 1000D, 1100D & 1200D Digital SLR Cameras

October 13, 2013 - Comment

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).

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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.á 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.

Product Features

  • Will mount to All Canon EOS EF or Digital SLR Camera
  • High definition optics produce sharper, more intense pictures
  • Incredibly compact and lightweight, Fully Multi-coated, Manual Focus
  • Soft pouch and three (3) rear mounted, 30.5mm filters, (ND-2X, ND-4X & Skylight)
  • Can be combined with the Opteka 2X Multiplier for 1000mm Zoom (Sold separately – Amazon Item Code: B000JSZ41S)

Comments

Erasmus says:

It is what it is 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,…

Kevin Scott says:

There is no such thing as a free meal Having decided you need a 500mm lens, the next question is do you want to spend the equivalent of a meal out on it, or the equivalent of a second hand car. If you go for the latter, then go and buy yourself a good canon lens like and you won’t be disappointed. If your budget is a bit more restricted then read on.This lens is well constructed and is very solidly made. It comes with three filters which are inserted at the back of the lens, between the camera and the lens itself, not at the front. Notice that as a result of that if you want to protect the front face another filter will be required. Your camera will not be able to control the aperture setting which is fixed at f/8 so you will be using predominantly Av mode. With our Canon 400D that largely worked ok but there were occasions where some shots were over exposed and it wasn’t clear why that was…

B. Daw says:

Great Value Having read the various reviews I was not sure what to expect in terms of quality. I can only say that as an amateur in the world of digital SLR’s this lens exceeded my estimation. So far it has produced some excellent wildlife shots and whilst it may take some setting up I cannot fault the results. When I look at the cost of similar ‘big name’ lenses this will certainly do for my requirements so if you are looking for a reasonably priced lens (a bit more than a full tank of petrol) and you do not expect seriously professional results this is worth every penny.

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