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04-15-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I have recently bought a Pentax k100d super ans would like to purchase a miror lens. Can anyone point me in the right direction of which one is the best buy and perhaps explain the pros and cons of such a lens. I have about 300 for purchase.
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QuoteOriginally posted by davey Quote
Hello everyone. I have recently bought a Pentax k100d super ans would like to purchase a miror lens. Can anyone point me in the right direction of which one is the best buy and perhaps explain the pros and cons of such a lens. I have about 300 for purchase.
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Check the lenses forum, and the lens reviews. You should find what you need to know there. Welcome to the forum!
04-17-2009, 03:07 PM   #3
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Welcome, indeed, from a mirror lens owner to a mirror lens seeker!

If you search the various forum elements, using the search tool, you'll find lots of information, including sample photos taken with the variety of mirror lenses. You'll also find a variety of opinions on their worth!

Best of luck!
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Don't know nothing about mirror lenses, but welcome anyways!

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Will do and thanks
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Also search the forums for mirror lenses. There were several nice threads.
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There are lots out there. The one best famed for its image quality is the Tamron 500 f8 mirror lens. I have one - once you get the hang of using it, it gives you very reasonable results. A few members here have posted images with this lens and they're actually very decently sharp. Check the archives for these posts.
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80mm F8 Rokinon

I bought the Rokinon 800mm mirror and have had pretty good luck with it. I posted some images of a hawk, but they didn't do well when compressed; lots of halos. The originals are super though!

Focusing is the key issue as the envelope is narrow. You really have to get used to it.

All in all I really like the lens, don't bother with the 2x converter that's just overkill and to get the required light using the converter, you really have to be taking photos in midday sun.

Just my experience.

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