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8.4* out of 10

Opteka 500-1000mm F/6.3

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Reviews and Problems with Opteka 500-1000mm F/6.3

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Overall 2

This is very bad!

yngvegronseth, Amazon
3 May 2012
  • Summary: I planed to use this lens on my Sony a35 camera, but it is impossible to focus with this lens. I managed to almost focus in the lower right corner of the camera screen and finder, and almost got a clear picture in that corner.... and it was not easy to do so.... After trying a lot, to have some useable result out of this lens, i have to give up.. This is crap! Dont waste your money on this. I should have known, since the price was so temptingly low.
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Overall 2

Excellent service but terrible lens

G. R. Brooks "brooksie1946 - photgraphy addict", Amazon
11 December 2010
  • Summary: Initially I had many problems even mounting this lens to any of my Nikon cameras. Through correspondance with the retailer (who with all credit to them tried to be helpful) I was eventually able to mount the lens on one of the cameras (by having to adjust minute screws on the adapter ring). If you are a Nikon user who is used to operating in automatic mode you are in for a shock - this lens will not even register with your camera unless you use manual mode only.
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Overall 4

Opteka 500-1000mm High Definition Mirror Telephoto Lens

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 July 2009
  • Summary: It is a cheap 500mm lens - looks good, feels good but is difficult to focus. Pictures are nowhere near as clear as my Sony telephoto's (even using a chipped AF adaptor ring). The quality of the 2X convertor leaves a lot to be desired, my old teleplus gives superior results, so don't expect crystal clear moonshots with this.
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