I recently acquired a Phoenix/Saymang 500 f/8. The first mirror lens
I'm not in love with this lens. It difficult to focus partly due to the
f/8 fixed aperture and mostly due to the soft imaging quality. It is
light, mostly plastic so I question its durability.
I haven't seen a Viv*tar lens, but ther have been some decent comments
on the list regarding the Sigma 600mm.
P.S. my TOPE 3 entry was shot with Phoenix lens.
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> Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 13:22:06 -0500
> From: "Rick Beckrich" <RBeckric@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: owner-olympus-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: OT/NT need 500mm Mirror lens information
> Sorry, can't afford the real (Zuiko) thing right now.
> Anyone with results/experience with one of the V******
> or other genaric brands... good or bad welcomed.
> Rick in VA
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