Nikon 500mm

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  1. Gromit801

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    Has Nikon ever produced a 500mm Catadioptric (mirror) lens to fit a Nikon FG? I guess that'd be a series e? I'm not a Nikon owner, but my wife is, and I'm thinking xmas gift if such a thing exists.


     
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    Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex-NIKKOR
    (not a Series E)

    Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex-NIKKOR

    There were 8 Series E lenses -- five primes (28,35,50,100,135) plus 3 zooms (36-72,75-150,70-210)
     
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    That's a shame. I have Minolta gear, including a 500mm CAT, and it does a great job, I use at least a monopod, and get sharp shots. Nice focus too.
     
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    The 500mm Reflex Nikkor will fit the FG just fine.
     
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    Nikon made 500 mm and 1000 mm cat lenses . I own both . They are premium nikkors. E was economy but no way optically inferior.

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    There are two versions of the 500mm f/8 Reflex Nikkor. The older one is rather large but the newer version is much more compact and focuses a lot closer. I have had both, but only have the newer version now. Because the depth of field is narrow, focusing is critical and the finder is a little on the dark side. Microprism is not useable but if you get your eye dead center you may be able to use the split image. More likely than not, use the ground glass to focus.
     

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