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

Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

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Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

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Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto T-Mount Lens General Brand T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Minolta MD Cameras Bower 500mm f/8 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Minolta MD

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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 Minolta MD 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 on select Minolta MD 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 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/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 Minolta MD Cameras
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.0"

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