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Opteka-500mm-f-6-3.33343010
8.4 out of 10

Opteka 500mm F/6.3

Groups/Elements: 6/7 Diameter: 3.86“ Length: 4.7“ Weig Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Opteka 500mm F/6.3

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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the money

Jedi, Amazon
15 October 2013
  • Summary: The lens itself is amazing is Ooms out really really really really far and it looks awesome the only thing is you probably want to take your photos into light room or Photoshop and up the contrast and saturation the colors with this Lens are pretty weak so you'd want to turn them up in editing mode
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Overall 10
10

Cool lens

mnetarver "etarver", Amazon
17 September 2013
  • Summary: Fun to play with. Take some getting used to since this is old school manual all the way. Stick on a strong tripod with remote shutter release and be patient with focusing. This will take some time (and luck) to get just right. No electronics in this. Set camera on manual and no lens modes. On a Lumix G5 and using the extender this will reach out to 2000mm. This is in no way a $20,000 lens and has the expected visual quirks.
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Overall 2
2.0

its really a nonses item

alfredo alfredo, Amazon
20 January 2013
  • Summary: it doesnot work its just cheap stuff useless the quality of the images you get are really poor quality and no clear
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Overall 10
10

Loved it

oliver, Amazon
29 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought this one with the 2x converter. It worked wonder, i just wish i had a pod to shoot pic.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for the price

Ziemowit Pierzycki, Amazon
10 February 2012
  • Summary: This is a simple lens. It has no auto-focus, variable zoom, or image stabilizer. You will need a good tripod most likely to accompany this lens. The picture quality is pretty good considering the price. I started taking pictures of birds after installing a bird feeder in my backyard. So most of the time it's predictable where the birds will end up (bird feeder).
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Overall 6
6.0

Manual focus. Are you prepared?

R. Beaton, Amazon
15 October 2011
  • Summary: This is tele optics for little money. It is manual focus so a tripod is absolutely required....along with patience. With that said, it's good for long distance wildlife photography at a cheap price. Someone suggested taking multiple pictures after you focus. Step forward, step back and one of the three may be in focus. Seems well made, but its a mirror lens and that has limitations. I think I may aim it at the moon and see how it does.
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Overall 10
10

Great value

Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 September 2011
  • Summary: I have always wanted an affordable really long telephoto lens and have nearly bought mirror lenses in the past. I was prepared to be disappointed at this price, but the lens is quite sharp in it's very narrow zone of sharp focus. Because mirror lenses have no variable aperture an inherent limitation of them is that you have no control over depth of field - and there is precious little of that at long focal lengths even at f6.3.
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Overall 8
8.0

Opteka 500mm mirror lens

Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Good product only had time to use the lens once but happy with results tripod would make use of lens a bit easier
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Overall 2
2.0

not a working product

S. Young, Amazon
1 April 2013
  • Summary: I was looking forward to receiving this product but was to be severely disappointed. This is supposed to be a T-Mount lens but the supplied T-Mount did not fit the lens (although did fit the camera). Did contact the supplier who responded promptly asking for photographs of the components but as the supplier is in America I decided that returning the item was the only solution.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy it!

Mar E. Psarros "Markos MP Associates", Amazon
24 March 2013
  • Summary: First, it came from the USA resulting in paying import taxes, even though I paid the UK office of amazon, to avoid these. Second, it's a chinese product, with problematic junctions. Even though it's supposed to be compatible with Sony A350, it's not compatible with auto zoom, making VERY DIFFICULT to zoom exactly on the object, which is also in a long distance. I've tried numerous pictures, only a couple came out acceptable. Everything else was for garbage!
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