Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens

Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

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Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

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Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Minolta MD Cameras Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

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  • Mirror Lens
  • Just 3.9" Wide & 4.7" Long
  • Accepts 95mm or 34mm Filters

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The Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Lens is a catadioptric mirror T-mount lens, delivered in this configuration with a T-mount for Minolta MD cameras.  This lens is precision manufactured in South Korea.

When combined with the T-mount, this mirror lens mounts to any MD camera.  However, the fixed f/6.3 aperture is not communicated to the camera body.  As such, you can use the lens in "M" manual exposure mode or "A" aperture-priority mode only.

This lens has a broad diameter and stocky build, making it a bit easier to handle than a normal refractor lens.  It also has a much different rendering of out of focus areas than a normal lens; highlights will be doughnut-shaped rings with more saturation and contrast on the edge of the ring than on the center.

This lens is an ideal candidate for astrophotography use when mounted to a Vixen GP2 Photo Guider (or other motorized equatorial telescope mount).

  • Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens

    The Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Lens is a catadioptric mirror T-mount lens, precision manufactured in South Korea.

    When combined with the T-mount to fit your camera system, this mirror lens mounts to camera and works on both "full frame" cameras as well as the "APS-C" style digital SLR cameras.  T-Mounts are available for all the digital SLR systems, as well as for C-mount systems.  However, in every case the fixed f/6.3 aperture is not communicated to the camera body.  As such, you can use the lens in "M" manual exposure mode or "A" aperture-priority mode only.

    This lens has a broad diameter and stocky build, making it a bit easier to handle than a normal refractor lens.  It also has a much different rendering of out of focus areas than a normal lens; highlights will be doughnut-shaped rings with more saturation and contrast on the edge of the ring than on the center.

    This lens is an ideal candidate for astrophotography use when mounted to a Vixen GP2 Photo Guider (or other motorized equatorial telescope mount).

    Fixed-aperture 500mm f/6.3 mirror lens in T-mount
    Multicoated optics
    Distinct out-of-focus highlight characterization
    White lens barrel helps prevent heat retention
    Accepts inexpensive 34mm filters (upon the rear of the lens)
    Made in South Korea
    UPC: 636980500010
  • General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Minolta MD Cameras

    Ultratelephoto photography is easily achieved with your telescope and Minolta MD camera by purchasing this T-Mount Adapter for Minolta MD Cameras.  You'll need to take precautions to minimize vibrations, such as locking up the mirror if possible as well as using a cable release or remote control to fire the shutter.

    First, remove the eyepiece.  Next, attach the SLR camera adapter where the eyepiece would normally be attached to the telescope, and screw in this T-mount adapter to the opposite end of the SLR camera adapter.  Now you can attach your camera to the T-mount and you are ready to begin taking pictures!

    In addition to being used with telescopes, there are many old and new T-mount lenses which are installed to your MD camera by adding this T-mount adapter to the rear of the lens and installing lens/adapter upon your camera.

    Note: NOTE: Your camera will need to be in fully manual exposure mode, although some cameras may also work in aperture-priority autoexposure mode.  Additionally, if there is a switch on the camera which chooses the focus mode, that switch must indicate manual focusing.

    UPC: 636980702827
  • Bower 500mm f/6.3 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens
    Performance
    Focal Length 500mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/6.3
    Camera Mount Type T-mount (T-thread)
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    Angle of View
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.1' (1.86 m)
    Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Elements/Groups 7/6
    Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front:95 mm
    Rear:34 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.86 x 4.69" (98 x 119 mm)
    Weight 1.43 lb (650 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.8 x 4.7"
  • General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Minolta MD Cameras
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.0"

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