I joined the Flickr Mirror Reflex Lens & Catadioptric/Mirror Lens groups a short while ago. Some amazing work by the group’s members. Well done on breaking down the misconceptions! Below are a few images from them…awesome!
Read my initial review on the Vivitar Series 1 DX 500mm f/6.3 here with supporting images.
Click on any of the images to see the full size originals.There’s a great group of photog’s with advice and tips on getting that sharp, colourful, shallow DOF long range image with your mirror. Dust off your old mirror, or get a new reflex mirror lens here and then go shoot!
I hope to see some new members and images flaunted there!
Quarter Moon – thoughton
Peregrine Falcon – Splinx1
Fun with Bokeh – rfrobenius
Mallard – Ken M Johnson
Vivitar VIV-500-6.3 500mm f/6.3 Mirror Lens
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Christmas 2009. A new Vivitar 500mm f/6.3 DX Series 1 Mirror Lens.I’ve always been fond of them.
A lightweight(1.4 lb – 651 g) manual focus, multi-coated, catadioptric (reflex), fixed aperture “Super” Telephoto which, despite the “DX” label, can be used on full and small frame DSLR sensors as well as on regular 35mm film SLR’s. On the D90, with it’s DX sensor and 1.5x crop factor, that’s an effective 750mm! Make sure you are a good 15+ meters from your subject unless you want to shoot that Lion’s eyeball. These mirror lenses can be attached to virtually any (D)SLR using common T-Adapters. My first set of images can be found at the end of this post. You deserve to see what some lens manufacturers may not want you to see and thus why reviewers (and others) often unfairly malign these marvellous mirrors…