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Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500 mm f/ 8 C/Y Lens

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Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500 mm f/ 8 C/Y lens

Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500 mm f/ 8 C/Y lens


Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500 mm f/ 8 C/Y MTF Chart

Optical design

Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500 mm f/ 8 C/Y optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica)

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

Features: Mirror lens
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Average price: $1167


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
500mmf/8.0f/11 3.5 802/28,3113.5/4,5

Additional information:

The Carl Zeiss Mirotar 500 mm f/ 8 C/Y is a high quality mirror lens for the 35 mm C/Y SLR cameras. Due to its construction with additional mirrors, it is practically devoid of chromatic aberrations.

The scheme of mirror lenses was borrowed from that of telescopes, where it enables to increase focal length without increasing telescope dimensions.

The aperture values of the Carl Zeiss Mirotar  500 mm f/ 8 lens can be changed by installing  special dark filters between the camera  the rear lens.

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Posted by: kenjiz   Date of publication: 27.03.2012

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