Opteka 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto

The Opteka 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto features 500mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/8. The lens construction has 4 elements in 4 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 5 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 33 ft and has a filter size of 67mm. The Opteka 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto lens weighs 1.41 lbs (640g) and it measures 2.8″ in diameter and 11.7″ long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

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Opteka 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto User Reviews

I liked it
“I did sell my lens but I did not have problems with the picture quality at all. You have to really be careful though how you set all of the settings to get pictures really far away to come in clear. This is a professional lens, and it does take some knowledge to use. As far as cheap, I do not for one minute think that this lens is cheap. It is built very well. As far as not being able to take pictures in the dark like the other review said, my God you are shooting so far away you would have to have football stadium lights for a flash if you wanted to light up the place in the dark. I really liked the lens pretty good.” – by James R. Parks
Rating: ★★★★☆

Impressive for the price
“After adjusting the aperature of the camera for varying light conditions, this lens will produce very good pictures, when mounted on a stable tripod. The construction is excellent and impressive. The price of this lens, for what it will do, makes it a good purchase and will give some versatility and fun to picture taking, and as stated before, adjusting the camera for varible light conditions is necessary as the camera will have to be set to manual mode. Also, the vendor, 47th Street Photo, provides very good service. “ – by JCJ
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Opteka 500mm f/8 Preset Telephoto Specifications

An Opteka High Definition 500mm preset telephoto lens incorporates not only computer optical design, but also the latest optical multi-coating techniques. The process of multi-coating assures virtually flare free photographs even under adverse lighting conditions resulting in crisp, high contrast pictures.

Preset Lenses are designed to retain a full range of exposure, automation and metering capabilities of the cameras on which they are mounted. This lens is great for nature and sports photography. The amazing power of this lens gives you the equivalent of looking through a pair of 10x power binoculars. It has a manual preset diaphragm, a rotating tripod mounting collar and a soft lens pouch.

Advances in high-index / low-dispersion optical glasses, new barrel materials, and exotic anti-reflection coatings, along with the latest in computer-aided-design / computer-aided-manufacturing, are combined to produce lenses of unprecedented quality. Diamond-cut from crystal-clear, water-white optical glass, Opteka lenses are ground and polished to a precise precision.

Filter Size: 67mm
f/Stop Range: f/8.0 (fixed)
Minimum Focus Distance: 33.0′ (10.0 m)
Angle of View: 4.1° x 2.7° (WxH)
Groups/Elements: 4/4
Length: 11.7″ (297mm)
Maximum Diameter: 2.8″ (71mm)
Weight: 1.41 lbs (640g)

Included Items
~ Opteka 500mm f/8 Telephoto Preset Lens
~ T-Mount Lens Adapter
~ Lens Caps
~ Lens Pouch
~ 10 Year Warranty

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