Does anybody have any experience with mirror lenses in wildlife photography. What kind of pictures does it produce?
1. Reflex-Nikkor 500mm/8
2. Sigma 600mm/8
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jrp Charter MemberSat 03-Mar-01 12:53 AM
Forget about the Sigma catadioptric 600mm f/8.
I have one and has always shown disapointing contrast.
As against not having the focal length, it would be ok, but you can get the 500mm f/8N reflex lens. Of course the 500mm f/4P ED IF AIS is even better but it costs almost 6 times more.
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#2. "RE: Mirror lenses in Wildlife photography?" | In response to Reply # 0
Photophil Basic MemberFri 29-Jun-01 11:14 AM
I wouldn't recommend a mirror lens. F8 is really to slow for wildlife photography. Remember that the best moments for shooting are early morning and evening when lightlevels are low. Another disadvantage is the circular patterns that show up in the out-of-focus-background. This may look like a nice effect but not on ALL your pictures. Consider buying the Sigma 400/5,6. Relatively cheap.
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ww Basic MemberFri 07-Sep-01 02:52 PM
Photophil is right,I have both the nikon 500mm mirror and the 400mm Sigma 5;6 APO Lens and the sigma is the better choice.
I didn't know how distracting those little donuts would be until
I accually used the lens for wildlife.I paid $300.00 for my sigma
used, and that is about the used price for a Nikon Mirror also.
The sigma is also as sharp as any telephoto I own , the nikon is
OK but not outstanding, also contrast is lower..Wayne..