Opteka - good bad or ugly?

13 years 2 months ago #38240 by chasrich
I'm interested in a Opteka 500mm mirror lens. The price is attractive at $84.95 but I'm wondering if I would be better off spending that money on a Ghillie suit.

Anyone have any advice on this manufacturer?

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13 years 2 months ago #38242 by Baydream
Was that you that asked this question last week? :whistle:

www.photographytalk.com/index.php?option...888&Itemid=189#36006

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13 years 2 months ago - 13 years 2 months ago #38287 by chasrich
Thanks for the link John. Nothing like losing your mind in public... :woohoo:

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13 years 2 months ago #38308 by Baydream

chasrich wrote: I did ask a good bad or ugly question but it was for another lens...

Thanks for the link John.

Sorry, I mis-read. As Dan Quayle said "What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is."

Anyway. I have an old Vivitar 500/1000 T-mount lens (not the mirror version). In really good light, I have gotten a few "OK" shots. Got one of the moon the other night with the 2x removed (500mm). It's worth it to me for fun but I don't count on it to get really good shots.
These were taken with the lens on a Pentax ME Super.




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