Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens

Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Canon FD

Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Canon FD

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Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Canon FD

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Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Canon FD Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Canon FD

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The Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Lens is a classic refractor-style T-mount lens, with an aperture diaphragm in the middle of the lens body to stop down the aperture when necessary.  It is delivered in this configuration with a T-mount for the Canon FD system cameras.  It is assumed that much of the shooting with such a lens will be at its maximum f/8.0 aperture, with a tripod, monopod, or other such support.

While this lens mounts perfectly when combined with the T-mount to fit your FD camera system, the aperture will not be communicated to the camera body.  As such, you can use the lens in "M" manual exposure mode, or "A" aperture-priority mode upon select Canon FD bodies.

This lens' sophisticated achromatic refractor design yields images with pleasing peak contrast and well controlled flare.  It can be used at maximum aperture on a very bright day for some images of moving subjects.

This lens can also be used as a handheld telescope by adding Lumicon's LA1070 adapter along with a 1.25" 45°/60°/90° diagonal and any 1.25" eyepiece, or for astrophotography by using on an SLR mounted to a Vixen GP2 Photo Guider or other motorized equatorial telescope mount.

  • Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens

    The Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Lens is a classic refractor-style T-mount lens, with an aperture diaphragm in the middle of the lens body to stop down the aperture when necessary.  However, it is assumed that much of the shooting with such a lens will be at its maximum f/8.0 aperture, with a tripod, monopod, or other such support.

    When combined with the T-mount to fit your camera system, this super telephoto 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, and even for C-mount systems.  However, in every case the 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' sophisticated achromatic refractor design yields images with pleasing peak contrast and well controlled flare.  It can be used at maximum aperture on a very bright day for some images of moving subjects.

    This lens can also be used as a handheld telescope by adding Lumicon's LA1070 adapter along with a 1.25" 45°/60°/90° diagonal and any 1.25" eyepiece, or for astrophotography by using on an SLR mounted to a Vixen GP2 Photo Guider or other motorized equatorial telescope mount.

    Achromatic refractor 500mm f/8 lens in T-mount
    Multicoated optics
    Knurled focus ring to the front of the lens
    Accepts 67mm filters on the front of the lens
    Fixed tripod collar
    Meant for use with monopods, chest supports, or tripods
    UPC: 636980500430
  • General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Canon FD

    This General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Canon FD can be used to connect a Canon FD-mount camera to T-mount lenses, spotting scopes, telescope eyepieces, or other optics.

    UPC: 636980702759
  • Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens
    Performance
    Focal Length 500mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/8
    Minimum: f/32
    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 33' (10 m)
    Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Elements/Groups 4/4
    Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.76 x 11.73" (7.01 x 29.79 cm)
    Weight 1.41 lb (640 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 3.5 x 3.4"
  • General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Canon FD
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.0"

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