Opteka 500mm f/8 High Definition Telephoto Mirror Lens for Nikon D4S, DF, D4, D3X, D810, D800, D750, D610, D600, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D3300, D3200 and D3100 Digital SLR Cameras
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- 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)
- May be combined with the Opteka 2X Multiplier for 1000mm Zoom (Sold separately - 47st Photo Item Code: B000JSZ41S)
- 10 Year Warranty
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|Item Display Weight||0.8 pounds|
|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Maximum Aperture Range||8|
|Maximum Focal Length||500 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||500 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||500 mm|
|Package Height||3.9 x 3.9 x 6.6 inches|
|Real Angle Of View||5|
|Shipping Weight||1.15 pounds|
Filter Size: 72mm front, 30.5mm rear
f/Stop Range: f/8.0 (fixed)
Minimum Focus Distance: 5.6' (1.7 m)
Angle of View: 5Deg
Length: 3.4" (8.6 cm)
Maximum Diameter: 3.0" (7.6 cm)
Weight: 0.79 lb (360 g)
~ Opteka 500mm f/8 Telephoto Mirror Lens
~ 3 Filters (Skylight, Nd 2x, Nd 4x)
~ T-Mount Lens Adapter
~ Lens Caps
~ Lens Pouch
~ 10 Year Warranty
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Top Customer Reviews
I say try this lens and if you find that your creative skills start to exceed its' quality and features then by all means invest in a lens costing 10 to 20 times as much... If you are like most photographers out there (me included) I think you will find this lens perfect for the few times you need a long reach telephoto.
THIS LENS IS OUTDOOR ONLY LENS. Even if you use tripod indoor, focus is nearly impossible because of this lens's maximum aperture is F/8, since you need light to be able to focus.
Lens flare is a big problem. you need to use front or size lighting when using this lens, or you will get very very low contrast pictures.
Post-Process is not an opinion. you have to increase the contrast and the color saturation of every pictures. Sharpness is no way comparable to my other canon L lenses, but when the focus is acceptable and with some Photoshop sharpening, the result is comparable to most consumer-level lens.
I used quite a number of lens before this lens. I own three Canon professional L lens and have sigma's EX line lens. This is the cheapest lens I bought. I learned one thing that a good lens can produce bad picture if you don't know how to use it in an appropriate way. For real, the time I bought my L lens, I am totally count on it, but it disappointed me after I got bad results.
That is to say: buy it if you want to learn to use it. It is good deal for real, for less than 100 dollar.Read more ›
It works strictly in manual mode, so you have to know how to actually work your camera! Don't expect anything automatic: if you are a point and shoot photographer in full-auto mode, then this is not the lens for you!
Images are of reasonable quality. I have not detected any distortion. The lens is wonderfully compact for a 500mm telephoto, so I can add it to my collection of lenses in a fairly small camera bag - Otherwise I would not be carrying a telephoto of this magnitude around, and would miss those occasional moments that this can capture.
It also does a great job with macro - So I don't have to carry a separate macro lens around.
Only negative - At a fixed F8 you have to have very good lighting conditions for the lens to be useful at faster shutter speeds - With lower lighting you have to slow the shutter, which can add a lot of shake.
But I had hoped for better results -- I put it on a tripod to avoid vibration focusssed as exactly as possible onto a high-contrast banner at a race track. But still I never could a sharp edge from that banner.
Using the same setup & procedure with a different lens, sharpness jumped a lot. Price of that lens also jumped a lot.
I cannot recommend it on D80 and lower as this is a non-CPU lens and metering will not work so it is 100% manual and try & error. The D200 can meter in "M" mode.
The obvious limitations are:
1. Fixed appurture at f8, it lets in the amount of light at f8 but it has very narrow depth of field! almost like a f2 or something.
2. No autofocus or indicator to tell you the object is in focus. what you see in the viewfinder is what you get.
3. Need to use a monopod or tripod even with a shutterspeed of 1/250 or below, a lot of times I have the lens pressed against a glass window which steadies it well enough.
4. No indication for exposure you have to use the histogram display after each shot and see if you can get the peak in the midline.
The most important part of how you use this lens is you have to customize the programable button on the camera to set the ISO. Take phographs on sutter priority or manual mode and vary the ISO as you would vary the aperture depending on the light. With my Nikon D5000 the picture isnt too grainy at ISO 1600 and am happy with the result. It is interesting to see the out of focus light artifacts look like doughnuts!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been experimenting recently with a number of different lenses for my Nikon D610 camera. For the price, this is a very worthwhile purchase. Read morePublished 13 months ago by A. F. Daddino
Very shallow depth of field. Fun to experiment with. Needs lots of light.Published 18 months ago by rthompson
After only using it about 10 times the mount broke and it no longer fits on my camera. I have been a professional photographer for 28 years and do not abuse my equipment. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Brian
It was hard to focus, pictures were not that crisp but it has great magnification zooming capability. The price is great!Published on March 4, 2014 by Perla Bambico
I bought this lens because of the price - under $100 for a 500mm prime is a ridiculously good price. I wasn't disappointed. Bear in mind it is an F8 fixed lens that is manual only. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Simon Salt
We got it fast but the product is super complex. My husband cant seem to use it and is very disappointed.Published on January 29, 2014 by Tammy Prop