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Samyang 500 mm Mirror MC f/8.0

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Manufacturer Samyang
Model 500 mm Mirror MC f/8.0
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 500 mm
Maximum aperture f/8
Angle of view o
Closest focusing distance 1.7 m
Maximum magnification 1:2.7
Minimum aperture 8
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type MF
Lens Construction 7 elements / 6 groups
Filter diameter 30.5 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Inne
Dimensions 77 x 87.7 mm
Weight 320 g
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Owners reviews (1)
  1. DC
    DC 17 June 2009, 14:12
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    IP 170.135.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    Price: $109 US
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Manual focusing can be difficult. I have trouble getting it just right. Hand holding almost impossible. I now only use it on a tripod.

    Pros: Great magnification on DX sensor, resulting in a 750MM lens. Reasonable weight.

    Summary: Good for the price. Optical quality is decent, not great. A tripod must be used for sharp photos. I'd like it much more if it was autofocusing.

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