My newest acquisition: Tamron 500mm mirror lens

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  1. davidharmier60

    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a Phoenix/Samyang 500mm I bought years ago for AE-1. Yes kind of a b*tch to focus but if the light was right it did a nice job. Made in Korea.

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    I have and use a Nikkor 500mm f/8 mirror.
    DoF is shallow, so follow focusing a fast moving tennis player is HARD.
    But it is a LOT easier to pack and carry than the 'stovepipe' my brother has.

    I use a gimbal for shooting sports, and that is a LOT easier than a pan or ball head for tracking moving subjects.

    Mirror lenses are a fascinating item to me.
    Next is a 1000mm mirror.
     

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