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Opteka-mf-500mm-f-8.33342072
8.4 out of 10

Opteka MF 500mm f:8

Groups/Elements: 8/9 Diameter: 3“ Length: 3.4“ Weight: 3 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Opteka MF 500mm f:8

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Overall 4
4.0

Not that it's not good..

Vernon L. Enriques, Amazon
13 July 2014
  • Summary: Not that it's not good...but right off the bat I noticed that's it's totally manual...I wanted to do wildlife action shots...I have no time to manually set this thing...shot would be long gone...Sorry...my two.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excelent execpt (my fault I did not read or undertsand) does not have a zoom.. it is set at 500mm

Todd, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: You do get what you pay for. It does work well. I only wish I had read a little better.. You can not zoom in and out on this lens.. it is set to 500mm. I have taken several photos of base ball games and gotten some pretty good shots from the opposite side of the field (outside the fence) facing the batter. at 500mm got pretty clear shots. Upside, if you have decent light from mild cloudy day to bright sunny day this lens works great. but light at 6pm.. not so well..
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

mercedez, Amazon
9 July 2014
Overall 8
8.0

A good value at this price.

Eric Edwards, Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: This lens performs amazingly well for a mirror lens. Mirror lens by their very nature are not quite as crisp as refraction lenses so I was pleasantly suprised at the quality of the shots I got using this lens.
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Overall 10
10

Terrific value in a telephoto lens

Paige, Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: This lens is a good affordable alternative to the expensive telephoto lens that can run several hundred dollars. This lens performs exceedingly well when used with a tripod or other support. It takes a bit of practice to get the focusing down but it is well worth the effort. Opteka has always provided nice quality equipment at very reasonable prices.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing piece of kit and sub $100 price range!

Marc James, Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: I love the way this lens performs and I've had trouble with mirror lenses. The Opteka 500mm captures a perfectly crisp image and Im happy with the quality of shots the this lesser known brand of products produces. I would say that for a sub $100 Mirror lens you can't go wrong with this.
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Overall 10
10

amazing value

Gareth "Gareth", Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: this is a really nice telephoto lens that takes some absolutely stunning photos! i am incredibly impressed with the overall quality and the prints from it have so far been outstanding.
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Overall 8
8.0

Come and get it

PIC DUDE, Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: This is a good tool to have without spending you lunch money for a year when you get the nack down you will use it a lot
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Overall 10
10

gotta know how to work the lens

james bauer, Amazon
8 June 2014
  • Summary: works great. alittle heavy but a tripod works great for that. cheap zoom lens for great quality instead of spending alot of money.
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Overall 6
6.0

Long, cheap manual lenses

Keith Dorset, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: I just wanted to throw in 2 cents from experience. I have a similar long T-mount lens from back in film days. You have to make allowances if you buy one. For perspective look at the prices of similar branded, auto focus, stabilized, premium glass lenses. This is not one of them. It does not have stellar optics, but it's good enough. It in no way communicates with modern cameras. It's old, old school manual. Best to have a handheld meter and learn to use it.
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