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Phoenix Zoom Super Telephoto 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required)

B&H # PH6501300T Mfr # P09080
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This extreme zoom lens is the economical way to do extreme telephoto photography, up to 1300mm. The lens features a 650-1300mm zoom range, and has only one effective aperture at any focal length, which is variable from f/8 at 650mm to f/16 at 1300mm.

Note! This lens features a T-mount, and requires an appropriate T-mount camera adapter for your specific camera model

Incredible zoom range
Multi-coated elements for reduced flare and increased light transmission
Tripod mount
Performance
Focal Length 650 - 1300mm
Aperture Maximum: f/8
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type T-mount (T-thread)
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 3.8° - 2°
Minimum Focus Distance 16.08' (4.9 m)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 8/5
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 95 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.1 x 23.3" (10.41 x 59.18 cm)
Weight 4.41 lb (2.0 kg)
Phoenix Zoom Super Telephoto 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required)
  • Screw-in Lens Hood
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Soft Case with Strap
  • 6-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Phoenix650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required)
     
    3.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (10)
    • Durable (9)
    • Rugged (6)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (12)
    • Poor in low light (4)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (9)
    • Night photography (5)
    • Wildlife (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Landscape photography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice TelePhoto for the $$. Hard To Beat!

    Mostly used for wildlife and outdoors. I have gotten excellent results with this lense and photos of the moon on my F4, F100 & D70, I usually use around 1/500 fro a...Read complete review

    Mostly used for wildlife and outdoors. I have gotten excellent results with this lense and photos of the moon on my F4, F100 & D70, I usually use around 1/500 fro a shutter as the lense is fixed a F8 at 600mm. Beyond this focal length I find the lense suffers from a color cast of the multicoating on the lense. Very narrow depth of field at 600mm. I photographed some snowmobile races a few years ago and got incredible shots over a 1/2 mile away with the sleds going off jumps and the likes. Skiiers on the upper part of Killington come alive and are HUGE. This is one serious close up lense for the $$

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    great for learning

    This lens is great for learning different fstops and shutterspeeds at different mm. I have had alot of fun with it, but it is so heavy, haven't been able to take any seriously...Read complete review

    This lens is great for learning different fstops and shutterspeeds at different mm. I have had alot of fun with it, but it is so heavy, haven't been able to take any seriously amazing pictures yet. You just focus it like a telescope!

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    4.0

    Good product

    By Hisham Shoukry

    from Egypt

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • NICE

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        The product is affordable product with good quality.I used the telephoto with Nikon D5100 with or without X2 magnification lens. the picture is fair. However, it is heavey and needs a tripod to control it. The shipping to Egypt is exellant.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        GREAT FOR PRICE

        By TAO6

        from NOTH PORT FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        LENS IS HEAVY, BUT I USE A WEIGHT IN A SMALL CANVAS BAG SLUNG OVER THE FRONT PART OF LENS. MAY NOT LOOK PRETTY, BUT MAKES LOCKING ON TO FOCUS EASY. REMOTE RELEASE A MUST.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Donnie

        from Michigan City, In

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        This lens is so great because it has help me to reach out and bring in some great photos. I really enjoy the way it focases in manual but it was very easy and produce fantastic photos.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good deal for its price

        By Alex

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Noticeable colored edges
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        The focus ring range is too small - feels like it was initially designed for an autofocus lens.
        Other than that, I have no objections.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Awsome Lens

        By PhotographerPat

        from Highland Ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great value

        Cons

        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

        • Night Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        Great for shooting the moon,stationary wild life.
        Not for shooting motion (sports)
        You need a tripod to use this lens
        Great value for the money

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        • No

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Get what you pay for

        By Froggyfotos

        from Salt Lake City Utah

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cost

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor in Low Light
        • Very difficault to focus

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        I was able to get a few photos of some bald eagles but nothing that I would print, very poor quality lens. I loved the zoom range. Great for amature photographers or someone that wouldn't want to print a photo maybe just post online. [...]

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        works great

        By GROOT

        from Corning Ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Does the job very well

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        I've used this to catch blacktail deer while in the rut. takes great images

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Wildlife Lens

        By Tom from Oregon

        from Roseburg, OR

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor in Low Light
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        I use this lens for almost all of my wildlife photography. I use it with a very sturdy tripod and have had excellent results!
        It's better when lighting is better.... images look too dark on cloudy days, of course.
        But all, in all, I highly recommend it to wildlife photographers!

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens

        By mel

        from salt lake city

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Good value
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Manual focus only

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        this lens is great for the price. Manual focus and manual exposure is required but for the price it is worth it.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good for birding

        By Pat

        from Arizona

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

        I bought this lens to use for birds that are sitting/standing quietly 500 to 1000 feet away, such as shorebirds, or birds on water, and that's what it's suited for. This lens has much better depth of field than I expected, but with such an extreme telephoto, depth of field is always a problem. There is a definite learning curve. Best procedure is to take multiple shots, focusing between each and choosing the best. I have been able to get crisp shots of dragonflies 15 feet away at the 1300mm end of its range. The hand focusing is actually a plus, because if you were to put this on auto focus, most cameras would just seek obsessively. I haven't noticed any fringing so far. The focus is smooth and fine-tuned. It is surprisingly easy to focus. The zoom is pretty stiff. For the money, it's a real steal.

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        (8 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        COMPLETE JUNK!!!

        By MRG

        from New York, NY.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

              I bought this lens to have a super-telephoto option. I wasn't expecting "top quality", but this "lens"... -if you can call it that- ... is ABSOLUTLEY HORRIBLE!!!The construction is as bad as a piece of junk can be! Optical quality is ZERO! The "zoom" operation is a joke!THIS IS A COMPLETE JUNK!!!Eventually, I've got a 2X teleconverter for my new Sigma 50-500mm OS, plus I can also put on an extra 1.4X teleconverter if I want to go "extreme", and still get MUCH-MUCH better results than with this ABSOLUTE JOKE OF A "LENS"![...] STAY THE HECK AWAY FROM THIS JUNK!!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              great for learning

              By stac

              from minnesota

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fun Cheap
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Blurry Focus
              • Heavy
              • Tough To Attach

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

              This lens is great for learning different fstops and shutterspeeds at different mm. I have had alot of fun with it, but it is so heavy, haven't been able to take any seriously amazing pictures yet. You just focus it like a telescope!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              it is economical

              By madhu menon

              from India

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

                I found it very interesting. The only drawback is the weight. Very good for bird photography, especially in around a waterbody.

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                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice TelePhoto for the $$. Hard To Beat!

                By AA1PR

                from Rutland, VT

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

                Mostly used for wildlife and outdoors. I have gotten excellent results with this lense and photos of the moon on my F4, F100 & D70, I usually use around 1/500 fro a shutter as the lense is fixed a F8 at 600mm. Beyond this focal length I find the lense suffers from a color cast of the multicoating on the lense. Very narrow depth of field at 600mm. I photographed some snowmobile races a few years ago and got incredible shots over a 1/2 mile away with the sleds going off jumps and the likes. Skiiers on the upper part of Killington come alive and are HUGE. This is one serious close up lense for the $$

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good lens

                  By Willieboy

                  from Manama, Bahrain

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

                  I bought this product to give a try. Exactly what I was expected. I'm using it with my Sony Alpha200.
                  This is a great product. You can picture the moon and get a nice details.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice 650-1300mm

                  By Mr.H

                  from Norway

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • cheap
                  • Nice 650 - 1300

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to focus
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

                  Used this with a EOS 5d mkII without any problems.
                  The lence has a narrow dept of field.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  good bang for your buck

                  By chironhp

                  from peru, new york

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Sharp Focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Upgrade
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

                  using the product for telephoto, birding shots
                  capable of extreme close-ups, great detail
                  diffinately need a tripod for razor crisp shots
                  wish it was auto, but handles well as a manual lens, well pleased with it

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                  (5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good...for what i need soccer game

                  By PEDRO

                  from Newport NH

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Phoenix 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens (T-Mount Required):

                        TAKE PICTURES OF MY GRANT KIDS PLAYING SOCCER AT
                        DISTANCE AND COME OUT PERFECT.

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