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Penny L. Rickert

member since: 4/4/2004
 

Kenko 420-800 zoom lens


Does anyone use the Kenko Vari 8000s
420-800 mm F/8.3-16 Telephoto Zoom Lens
and if there is what is your opinion of it?

Penny Rickert

1/27/2006 4:11:43 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=21996
Also mentioned in the Kenko 420-800 link in that thread are single focal length 500 f/8 fixed aperture lenses (like this one from Opteka, and similar from Kenko and others) that are a bit sturdier and a little better optically since they aren't compromised by the "zoom" function.

Also found this on another less than $500 alternative. Very sharp 500mm f/5.6 lens with adjustable aperture. But it's a bit harder to find and is kind of a monster (~5.5-7 kg or 12-15 lbs) since it is a long discontinued lens for medium format.

1/28/2006 9:40:29 AM

 

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