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Old Mar 28, 2005, 1:20 AM   #1
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How'dee all...

I've been wondering if anyone has any expierence and or insight into the "quality" of the "Opteka 500mm Pro Hi-Def Preset Lens"?

I've seen this lens for sale on Ebay for some time now and I keep asking myself is it worth it..? Here's a link to the companies site... and the lens in question. http://www.opteka.com/productdetail.asp?productid=4109



Any insight would be truely appreciated... After shell'n out the cash inorder to get myself a D70 I would very much like to spend some "Lens" money as wisely as I can...



Thanks, Jim...




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Old Mar 28, 2005, 2:30 AM   #2
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If I was considering a mirror lens, which will of course only work manually, then there is no doubt that I would buy the Nikkor 500 F8 mirror second hand. There are a few about and I only paid $400 for mine some years back from a top dealer, complete with 6 months guarantee and the hard case, all in mint condition. If you want to see the results of the combination of the above lens and the D70 then have a look at this photo I posted a while back, now on page two of the Nikon Digital SLR forum.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=58
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Old Mar 30, 2005, 3:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the posting/reply but the lens that I was refering to isn't a 500mm Mirror lens as your discribing... Please see the links below...



This is the lens to which I was refering to.

http://www.opteka.com/productdetail.asp?productid=4109



This is a 500mm Mirrow lens thats offered by the same company.

http://www.opteka.com/productdetail.asp?ProductID=4107



As you can see, they're completely different from each other... I'm interested in the =4109 lens





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Old Mar 30, 2005, 4:21 AM   #4
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Well I would specifically ask if the metering will work even in manual mode. My mirror lens won't and if it won't with this lens I would avoid, since setting aperture and shutter will be a pain. One can't expect too much from the lens at the price anyway, but it could serve a purpose.
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Personally, I would turn and walk in the opposite direction rather quickly. Please keep in mind that there is still a lot of "optical junk" in the marketplace.



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"Thats cool... Thats why I posted... Better to Know & Save, than to Spend & Regret..."



Thanks for the time...



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