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Would Photo Quality On An EOS Be Good With This?  
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Now, I am reconsidering selling my http://www.vivitar.com/Products/Lenses/lensmanl.html#600-1000mm

Because it DOES WORK with Canon EOS cameras (like the 300D?) And am wondering what the image quality would be like. It is MF and the info is:

600-1000 (~2000) mm Super Telephoto Zoom Lens with 2X Teleconvertor

• Series 1 aspherical optics
• Smooth one-touch zoom control
• Multi-coated elements for reduced flare and increased light transmission
• f/9.9, 600 mm
• f/16, 1000 mm
• Accessory size: 72 mm
• Aperture Range: f/9.9-22
• Minimum Focusing distance: 4.4 Meters
• T-mount compatible
• Lens Body (only) SKU 60000
• Five year warranty


600 - 1000 mm adapters:
Camera SKU
Canon EOS 211889
Canon C/FD 211881
Minolta M/MD 211882
Minolta Maxxum 211890
Nikon 211883
Olympus 211884
Pentax-Ricoh 211885
Yashica-Contax 211887



Will the quality be awesome or shit?


Any info appreciated as always.

Cheers


Chelsea Football Club supporter.
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User currently offlinePlanedoctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

I would not touch it. It is a tempting phenomenon, but it strike back and bite!!

These lenses are sold cheaply and are toys, especially when used on a camera as good as the 300D. The MF doesn't work well, and the f9.9-22 is going to limit you just a *bit*.

Seriously, I wouldn't waste any money on it. There is a reason people pay $1000 for a 300mm lens or $7000 for a 600mm f4.

Buy it if you want, and you will have the experience to warn the next guy  Big grin

-Ken


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

Totally agree with Ken.
The minute I see max aperture smaller than 5.6... I'm a little more than wary.
Why bother going more than 500mm?
We're taking shots of aircraft, not spacecraft.

Glenn



Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Once again folks, you've not actually read Martin's post properly... he's not buying this lens, he's already got it and was considering selling it before. Now that he's found out it will work with EOS (with a suitable adaptor) the question is not "Should I buy it?" but "now that I'm keeping it will the results be any good?"

Martin, I'm no expert here mate and I've never used that lens but from what was discussed before I don't think it has image stabilisation so trying to shoot a moving aircraft with a 1000mm lens hendheld is going to be a nightmare!  Wink/being sarcastic

I think the real use for such a lens is on a tripod shooting distant (or very small) birds.

Still, you've got the lens, the adaptor isn't that expensive, so you've got nothing to lose. Try it out see what results you get and make an informed decision! Good Luck!

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlinePlanedoctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Ooops! Sorry about that. Yes, I agree with Rez.

-Ken


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9648 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

I would sell it and get something a bit more practical.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3538 times:


I would sell it and get something a bit more practical.

Something more practical? Hmmm. Like this maybe?



http://www.clickhappy.com/images/canonfuckingsucks.jpg


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

You really don't get it do you Chad?

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Oh I get it Chief. From what I see on this board, its safe to say that 90% of Nikon users in the world are jerks. Nikon users think their cameras are God's gift to the world of photography. I know Nikon is a good camera. Then again I am a Minolta turned Canon user who thinks outside the box. The Non-Nikon users are level headed. We think clearly and logically.

Also, you are so full of one liners, its not hard to tell you are a retired chief. "Do this now". Etc, Etc, Etc.  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Chad,
Get me some coffee, then go swab the hangar.

AEC.........
(former Minolta user as well...)


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9648 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Man, if you ever come to Seattle there's going to be a hanging, Chad.

User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

It goes both ways. I can see why some people might think all 300D owners are a bunch of immature noobs who can't understand why anyone would have the nerve to reject one of their photos.

As I myself am a 300D owner, that sucks.



Jet City Aviation Photography
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

Man, if you ever come to Seattle there's going to be a hanging, Chad.

Havent had anyone hang from my nuts lately. Superfly was the last. Feel free.  Big thumbs up

I Love you Royal! HAHAHA.


User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

"Man, if you ever come to Seattle there's going to be a hanging, Chad."

Just a demonstration of that particular Nikon user's maturity level.  Insane



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

Is this what happens when you can't complain about the queue size or screeners anymore?  Insane


Jet City Aviation Photography
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

"...I can see why some people might think all 300D owners are a bunch of immature noobs...

Most are sincere, and work hard to make the most of the new tool in their "photography tool box".

But some have a lot to learn, in more ways then one.


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Thanks for not lumping us all together Jeff.  Smile


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