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Kenko 420-800mm f/8.3-16
7.5 out of 10

Kenko 420-800mm f/8.3-16

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Reviews and Problems with Kenko 420-800mm f/8.3-16

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Overall 4
4.0

Price vs Quality

ChaosFox, Amazon
24 April 2013
  • Summary: First I should note that I purchased this lens used for around $30. At this price this was a lens I could afford to gamble on. This price will factor into my review later. What this lens amounts to is an attempt to utilize a telescope (think astronomy) for a camera lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad for the money

agoodale, Adorama
21 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I was looking for a long distance lens that would not cost me an arm and and a leg. This one fit the bill although I have not really used it very much as of yet.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT lens for limited usage

Archie, Adorama
23 May 2010
  • Excerpt: This lens for the money is a worthwhile lens.I do not have a great need for 400-800 but for the money you cannot go wrong.As other evals stated, you need to shoot manual and your f/stop is fixed.You will need to use your shutter speed and ISO for light configuration.It takes good pictures but focus...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Almost Returned It

NeedsMoreRitalin, Adorama
9 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I have a T-mount for my Telescope. When I want to spot rare wildlife or things that I know are going to be at a great distance (mostly wintering ducks in a few local bays) I lug this 25lb contraption out... Its not easy, but its 1250mm focal length has been great to document wildlife.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Color Distortion, Difficult to focus
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Overall 8
8.0

problem with description

Adorama
17 April 2009
  • Excerpt: There's a problem with the sentence: "Aperture is fixed and the Kenco Vari-zoom lens should be used with cameras set to a shutter priority mode": with a fixed aperture, the camera should be on APERTURE priority AI (or manual...) mode.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
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Overall 6
6.0

clumsy and slow

Adorama
24 August 2008
  • Excerpt: T-connector does not function well.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
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Overall 8
8.0

I'm happy with this product

Hotrodmodels, Adorama
19 July 2008
  • Excerpt: I have a Canon eos Rebel G, I used my new lense and got my pictures back. They were alittle fuzzy with a couple of pictures, but, I didn't use my tripod, I believe that's why they turned out that way. Next time I'll use my tripod and remote.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Kenko 420-800mm alright lens

Daniel Lee "camera hacker", Amazon
3 June 2007
  • Summary: I own this in the Canon EOS mount.. they are in fact all the same, just ships with a different T-mount adapter, and the 420-1600 just ships with a 2x teleconverter. This is a very light weight lens, especially for its focal length, it has no aperture blades, it's completely empty on the inside, its...
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Overall 2
2.0

want to buy it back?

LInda, Adorama
13 February 2007
  • Excerpt: was disappointed in the clarity. will sell it back to you if you'd like.
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Overall 8
8.0

It does what it says.

Dave Campbell Photography, Adorama
5 February 2007
  • Excerpt: It does just what the advertisement says ...no more no less. In bright light it performs well. It's more usefule for fun than as a daily work tool.
  • Pros: Clear Glass, Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Lightweight
  • Cons: Limited Uses, Needs alot of Light
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