I recently came across kalimar 800-1200mm telephoto lens (manual)in a few magazines. Has anyone bought and used this lens? if so, I would appreciate some information on the quality, and your opinon on this lens. Thanks
I don't see much use in using such a lens, except if you were a paparazzi. In nature photography it is never used, because first of all the largest aperture is probably to small (f8 or f11). And secondly, when you shoot at large distances, you won't get a sharp picture because of the vibrations in the air, especially in warm weather. The art of wildlife photography is getting close to your subject, not being able to buy the biggest lens .
Since this post is so old I'm guessing no one else will read it, though I'm going to reply anyway. I think this is a great invention. A 1200mm lens which you can get used for about 100$. It may not contain real glass and may not be the easiest thing to focus and may not have a realistic f-stop but it's perfect for those interested in super zoom lenses that can't afford a super Nikon. In reality it's pretty much a cheap telescope only with a camera adapter instead of an eye piece. It's even ranked within the same price range (only without a tripod), and even has the same arperature as these telescopes. When I was younger I meant to buy one but never got around to it. Maybe one day...
I have a NIKON FIELDSCOPE III-A, which had been being used for long-range sniper spotting in the military, and I need the adapter through which to take photos. Does anyone have a used one? Or what is the Nikon part number to adapt my D-200 to the zoom-scope? Thanks for any info and leads. TRex
Much thanks for this lead. I was amazed that there were TWO volumes of information from Nikon attached with it. Now that I have more than I'll ever need I am looking for a seller -- new or used - who can beat the $300.US general price. Any suggestions? Thanks, again. TRex