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Phoenix 500mm f/8.0
7.7 out of 10

Phoenix 500mm f/8.0

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Reviews and Problems with Phoenix 500mm f/8.0

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Overall 8
8.0

Good for artistic/fun use.

B. Jordan, Amazon
5 March 2015
  • Summary: This is not a friendly lens. It has no stabilization and is manual focus. Based on its design it can have some glare issue if you are not used to this style. But.....it is fun to use. I won't get rid of this. Images added have minimal post processing. Color tones were not changed. Used with a Canon 40D.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Mark Moore, Amazon
27 October 2014
  • Summary: It's what you pay for. I can get some decent still shots, but action is difficult.
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Overall 10
10

Excellant

keith, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: The Phoenix 500mm Telephoto Lens works great! This Telephoto lens is what i was looking for. Thank you for opportunity to say Thanks!
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Overall 8
8.0

Much more impressed then I thought I would be.

S. Payne, Amazon
19 April 2014
  • Summary: This lens and lenses like it really do get a rather bad rap because it is so cheap. And lets be honest, most people that will buy this lens will do so as a point of curiosity. Maybe as a step to further you along in your never ending quest for 'More photography stuff'. This is not a biggie as I am the same way. I bought this lens for this very reason. This lens is of course strictly manual. Nothing auto about it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Real Sure

Dusty Lenscap, Amazon
17 April 2014
  • Summary: I ordered this item and received a Samyung 500mm f/8 Telephoto Lens with 2X Teleconverter instead. So I can't tell you how well it actually works, but my guess is that they are both alike in the type of picture quality you get for the price you pay. I had the Samyung set up on a tripod with a remote release using a Nikon 3100 DSLR camera shooting acrost town about 4 miles. The pictures were okay but not great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad, you get what you pay for...

Rich S, Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens just to experiment with taking pictures of the moon and wildlife at a distance. It is about what you would expect for the price. I guess there is a reason some 500mm lenses cost over $1000, and this one doesn't. I expected this lens to perform at the price point I paid, and I am satisfied with the performance. I give it 4 stars because it lives up to what I was expecting, if I had paid $500 for it, I could only give it 1 or 2 stars.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not exactly what I was looking for

Billy Bohannon, Amazon
11 August 2013
  • Summary: Being I am new to this stuff I find this lens is very good for back yard birding and still photographing .The one thing I dont care for is though I tried many different settings I syill have to use a flash otherwise the pic' s turn out dark except in extreme sun lite But for the price it's a decent lense .All depending on what you want to do.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens for the money.

Walt S., Amazon
14 July 2013
  • Summary: I bought this lens for my Nikon D5000 digital SLR. There is nothing automatic about this lens, and no instructions. You have to know a little about lenses and manual settings for aperture and shutter speed. You MUST use this lens in manual mode. You will need to select the aperture you want then select a shutter speed. Take test photos until the exposure is correct.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not pleased at all

dexter quinn, Amazon
4 May 2013
  • Summary: I needed to photograph a very important event and this item I thought would be perfect for the job by its description. But it failed me greatly. The photos were overly expose and the video was really shaky. Was not pleased at all!
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Overall 6
6.0

Clueless

Andrea Heverly, Amazon
11 February 2013
  • Summary: Wish I knew how to attach this lens. I am a novice, only ever owned just simple point and shoots can anyone help so I can use lens?
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