NIKON 500MM MIRROR LENS


earlymorn_mistbwFinally, after procrastinating for about 40 years I have just taken the plunge and bought a Nikkor C-500mm mirror lens off eBay. It is the solution to my Long Lens Dilemma (see previous post) and came about because (i) I’ve wanted one ever since I first bought a Nikon F and (ii) the price was right.

For some reason mirror lenses bring out all the worst in photographers – most of whom have never used one – citing the fixed aperture and odd “Bokeh” (what?) as the main reasons not to buy one.

I don’t see the fixed aperture as a real deterrent – at a guess I’d say more photographs are taken at f8 than any other aperture – playing with the ISO to control shutter speed is a no brainer. As for the donuts you either like ’em or hate ’em, but it is possible to work around…

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