Reviews and Problems with Kenko 420-800mm f/8.3-16
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Price vs Quality
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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...