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A word to the wise


magicaxeman 14 47
18 Oct 2007 4:33PM
To those considering mirror lenses.

Whilst some current DSLR's can utilise screw mount lenses via the apropriate T adaptor, in a lot of cases where you have inbuilt flash they wont physically fit as there isn't enough clearance between the "nose" of the flash and lens body without fitting a tele extender.

There are a plethora of mirror lenses going cheap on various sites, and whilst they offer plenty of bang for buck, especially for doing some limited lunar/astrophotography/wildlife photography, having to use a teleconverter means they are totally impractical.

I just thought I would save someone else from making a what could have been 100 mistake.
Luckily in my case the dealer I bought from had been insistant that the lens would fit, when it wouldnt so I was able to obtain a full refund.

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