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Cheap and nasty long lens, thoughts?


thewilliam2 2 1.1k
13 May 2019 9:27AM

Quote:Hold on, I'm such a Luddite that my cameras still have mirrors!


It can still be done. Is there an M42 to Canon adaptor? If so, the Ruskie mirror lenses are good performers and built like a tank!

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altitude50 14 14.9k United Kingdom
13 May 2019 3:29PM
I have had two mirror lenses, used on a digital SLR. One was a Soligor 300mm (I think) and I think the other one was a Centon 500 both were, I thought, very low on contrast. Both cheap. The only picture that I can Identify from the Centon is below - boosted in contrast etc..
In the 80's I had a Makinon mirror lens for Minolta 35mm which was not wonderful, for the time.

As for a cheapish bridge camera, the Lumix FZ 72 very good at max zoom and the image stabilisation works very well.
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peterjones 17 4.8k 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2019 2:59PM
Eek! I would avoid the Centon 500mm mirror lens; I had one many moons ago and my memory was that it was the worst and still is the worst lens that I ever owned; you might however be able to use it in some creative activity.

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