Qty:1
$99.95 + $9.95 shipping
In Stock. Sold by Cameta Camera
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$124.99
+ $10.38 shipping
Sold by: Ace Photo
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Samyang 500mm f/8 Ultra Telephoto Manual Focus Mirror Lens, Requires T Mount.
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Samyang 500mm f/8 Ultra Telephoto Manual Focus Mirror Lens, Requires T Mount.

by Phoenix

Price: $99.95 + $9.95 shipping
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Cameta Camera.
  • Extremely light weight
  • Compact design fits most camera bags
  • Can be used on most cameras with optional T-Mounts
3 new from $99.95 1 used from $69.95


Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Phoenix
  • Model: 09-060
  • Lens Type: telephoto
  • Minimum focal length: 500.00 millimeters
  • Focus Type: manual-focus

Read about our customers' top-rated lenses and cameras on our review pages: Lenses, Digital SLR Cameras, Compact System Cameras

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0010CDIVU
  • Item model number: 09-060
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 2, 2006

Product Description

Samyang Mirror Lens Multi-Coated 500mm F8.0. loc-RB Lens Section

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D_Spider on October 27, 2010
The Phoenix 500-mm reflex telephoto lens is a way to get long telephoto shots at a diminutive fraction of the cost of conventional telephoto lenses. It's very light, very comfortable to hold, focusses quite easily (the focussing ring turns smoothly and has a conveniently long motion), has a 77-mm-diameter front thread (lens shades are easy to find), and can produce definitely acceptable 9" x 12" prints if you know how to post-process digital images. If you're accustomed to using a DSLR and a not-lightweight lens, you won't need a tripod unless you want insurance against camera shake.

If you've read other reviews about how the donut-shaped out-of-focus highlights are ugly or distracting, I dunno: google "mirror lens bokeh" and check out the images. Yes, the bokeh is sometimes offputting, but the depth of field these lenses produce is so shallow that the out-of-focus highlights are more often blurred completely out of existence. If you can separate your subject from foreground and background--as you want to do with nature shots, as happens automatically with shots of aircraft--the donut bokeh doesn't happen. You can learn to avoid circumstances in which it looks weird. Sometimes it looks cool.

If you've read other reviews about how dark things look in the viewfinder with an F8 lens, your experience should be a pleasant surprise: the lens has to be used in bright light in order not to use an impossibly high iso setting, and in sunlight or light overcast the image in the viewfinder is bright enough. Of course, if you're accustomed only to F2 lenses, what the Phoenix shows will look dark, at least at first. But the tradeoff is a really long telephoto, and you can buy a pretty good used car for what a really long Canon or Nikkor or even Sigma telephoto lens costs.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By irisdolfin on January 11, 2014
Verified Purchase
I actually love this lens.. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because you have to purchase a separate T-mount adapter that doesn't come with it. I forgot to buy the T-mount so I haven't been able to use this lens yet. Plus I wasn't sure which T-mount adapter I needed because there were several and that is just another reason they should be sold together.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Search