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Walimex 500 mm f/ 6.3 Lens

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Walimex 500 mm f/ 6.3  lens

Walimex 500 mm f/ 6.3  lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: T2 mount

Optical design: 7 elements in 6 groups

Features: Mirror lens
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Average price: $160


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The Walimex Pro 500 mm f/ 6.3 is a super telephoto catadioptric prime lens with a constant aperture for 35 mm SLR cameras, equipped with an adapter for interchangeable T2 (T-mount) mounts. By means of these interchangeable mounts the lens can be mounted on the majority of SLR cameras.

This is Samyang's ODM-product. The same lenses come under trade names of Vivitar, Bower, Rokinon and other third-rate trade marks.

On the APS-C sensor the equivalent focal length is 750 mm.

With an angle of the focus ring rotation of 90 degrees and a large thread pitch, the lens is difficult to focus, especially on the subjects that are more than 20 m away. There is also a considerable override past infinity.

On cropped frame cameras the lens produces even sharpness across the whole frame and insignificant  vignetting.

Due to a low light transmission coefficient of its optical system, it is recommended to use a tripod or a monopod for shooting with such a lens.

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Posted by: EAVCoder   Date of publication: 02.12.2012

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Mechanical quality4.004
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