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02-22-2010, 06:46 AM   #1
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[SOLD] [Worldwide] Fine Russian MTO Mirror Lens 500mm f8 Marketplace Listing

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Fine Russian MTO Mirror Lens 500mm f8

Asking Price
US $139.00

Item Location
Ottawa, Canada

Item Description
MTO 500 8/500 Lens for M42 Screw Mount Cameras

ZM-5A Russian MIRROR Telephoto 500mm f/8 lens for Pentax, Praktica, all M42 thread mount cameras

Metal lens body

The lens is a long focusing catadioptric-type coated lens with a constant f8 aperture. The aperture can be controlled by using the neutral density filter - part of the included four filter set. There are two sets of doubled (1/4" and a 3/8") tripod mounts - for vertical and horizontal framing - built into the lens. There is also a built in hood. The lens is mounted on cameras via an adaptor. This item includes one for M42 screw mount cameras. Adaptors for other brands are available.

Serial Number: 740477

Technical Information :

Focal length: 500 mm;
Fixed aperture: 1:8;
Focusing: from 4m to 100m and infinity;
Lens mount: M42x1 screw mount;
Filter thread: 77x0.75 mm;
Weight: 1.2 kg


This lens is in excellent condition. (See photos.) There are very few signs of normal use, mostly slight paint wear. The lens elements are clean and clear, no fungus, no fog, no scratches. All features work properly.
This item comes with: original leather case with shoulder strap, front and rear lens caps and four filters M77x0.75 (UV-1x, Neural-4x, Y-1.4x, Y-2x). Included as a bonus is the original six page instruction manual (in English) as well as the "Warranty" from the time of purchase.

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Canada Post

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Return Policy & Additional Details
Will refund purchase price (minus shipping) if returned within three days and if item varies substantially from description/photos.

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02-26-2010, 06:38 AM   #2
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MTO 500mm

M42 Lens. Replacement mounts for other systems can be substituted.
02-27-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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Free bump for great lens. This is a very good mirror lens with better contrast and sharpness than most mirror lenses.

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