ProOptic 500mm f/6.3 Mirror, Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS Mount SLR Cameras

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About ProOptic 500mm F/6.3

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This ultra-telephoto lens is incredibly compact and lightweight. Using an advanced reflex design, the Pro Optic mirror lens is ideally suited for wildlife and sports photography. It has a fixed aperture of f/6.3;that's faster than most 500mm mirror lenses. Simple T-mount adapters screw on the lens to fit almost any SLR camera. Works with auto focus cameras in manual focus mode only. Includes a soft carrying pouch.

The ProOptic 500mm F/6.3 is commonly used for Wildlife photos and more.One reason why the ProOptic 500mm F/6.3 is popular is because of its Consistent output

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (39),Easily interchangeable (33),Strong construction (32),Consistent output (31),Durable (21),Rugged (18),Fast / accurate auto-focus (16)
Cons:
Poor in low light (20),Slow focus (14),Blurry focus (11),Heavy (10),Tough to attach (7),Weak casing (4)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (33),Landscape/scenery (23),Wildlife (23),Landscape photography (13),Sports/action (10),General purpose (8),Special effects (5),Night photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (30),Enthusiast (20),Semi-professional (10),Semi-pro photographer (5),Professional (4),Pro photographer (4),Casual photographer (4)

ProOptic 500mm F/6.3 Features

  • Has an F stop of 6.3. That's faster than most 500mm mirror lenses
  • Compact Design. It's less than 5" long
  • Lightweight. Only 24 ounces
  • Convert it to 1000mm.. add 2X converter ...PRO2XTM

ProOptic 500mm F/6.3 Specifications

Type
Mirror Lens
Mount Thread Size:
T-mount fits most SLR cameras
Minimum Focusing Distance:
6.1'
Focal length:
500mm
Maximum Aperture
f/6.3
Angle of View
Filter Diameter
Front 95mm, Rear 34mm
Overall Length
4.7"
Weight:
24.9 oz.
Dimensions:
98mm diameter

ProOptic 500mm F/6.3 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.5

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for the money

The image is soft at 100% crop, but overall has loads of potential. The look reminds me of a high iso film, a touch of glow with what I'd actually call "grain" to it, not noise. I dont think it has any use in motorsports/action per say (wont know till I try) but for everything else I shoot I like it. Time will tell the whole story, but for [$]you cant go wrong. I really like the way this lense and black and white work. I seem to think it likes being a touch under exposed (1/3 stop) and if you...

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The image is soft at 100% crop, but overall has loads of potential. The look reminds me of a high iso film, a touch of glow with what I'd actually call "grain" to it, not noise. I dont think it has any use in motorsports/action per say (wont know till I try) but for everything else I shoot I like it. Time will tell the whole story, but for [$]you cant go wrong. I really like the way this lense and black and white work. I seem to think it likes being a touch under exposed (1/3 stop) and if you can up the sharpness in your camera a notch it helps. It may not be my first choice in lenses to grab, but it has a place in my bag for sure.FWIW Im shooting it on a Canon Rebel XT with my iso at 100 most of the time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mirror Lenses have a ton to offer!!

Mirror lenses are a breed all there own. They are usually heavier, any blured shadows will be like little doghnuts, no big deal with all of the various editing programs I kind of like it. This was big in the 60's before Canon/Nikon made smooth backgrounds a thing of the now and made it afordable. I have to admit I am spoiled now with auto everything and my Canon T2i has that great manuel setting . I feel guilty now if I use an auto setting. I have a Celestron C5- 5" dia.Mirror by 1250mm long ...

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Mirror lenses are a breed all there own. They are usually heavier, any blured shadows will be like little doghnuts, no big deal with all of the various editing programs I kind of like it. This was big in the 60's before Canon/Nikon made smooth backgrounds a thing of the now and made it afordable. I have to admit I am spoiled now with auto everything and my Canon T2i has that great manuel setting . I feel guilty now if I use an auto setting. I have a Celestron C5- 5" dia.Mirror by 1250mm long f/10 schmidt casagrain mirror scope. Big and bulky. But I can see people in there yards from 5 miles away from the mountian top. on an average day most people would freek out with thses scops probabably not the best lenses to make money on unless you really understand why your getting wierd double vision(optics out of alignment), ripples in your pictures on hot sunny days (tube currents), you can see heat curents in atmosphere unlike regular refractor lenses (all glass)the mirrors and lens combinations with rock the world of all but the absolute best large spotting scopes This C5 could stand up to a Canon super lens with ease ok I would take the cannon. At 12000 for thre canon and ,my 5 ich glass at [$] we had a chuckle I think hw was thinking yea i blew him away but he could hold the candle up for sure. Ok i had a chance to use this little mirror scope it is awesome but you have to love mirror lenses there positives and negatives. Happy hunting have fun.

Reviewed by 81 customers

 
4.0

Great for the money.

By

from Virginia BeaCH, va  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great lens for the money.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Useless!

By

from Finland, Europe  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought the lens in sep 2010 via internet from Adorama in Nyc. The lens was most propably wrongly assembled as you can't get a even close to sharp photo. When adjusting distance you see only a non focus preview and the final pic is useless. As I tested the lens and found it does not meet any of my need. I got angry and put it away. Today nearly 3 yers later I found it in my closet, got angry and checked the lens again. Total useless. Asd I am so far away from Nyc I didn't even think about a return. Don't buy if you can't test before purchase.

 
3.0

Worked Surprisingly Well

By

from LA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Not bad, for the money. Sure, a huge Canon zoom is much better. However, if you just want to have fun and get some crazy nature shots, this is the impulse purchase for you.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I had to send it back. the lens was loos

By

from Logan Utah

could not use it

 
4.0

Exactually as promoted

By

from Kalamazoo, MI  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am pleased to use the Pro Optic as a long distance lens for wildlife shots. The pictures retain all the color and details I require.

 
4.0

As good as advertised.

By

from Hastings, Nebraska  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Has worked well in the short time I have used it, so far no problems.

 
4.0

RE: T-maount

By

from Albany, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

If your T-mount "breaks in two pieces" check the screws that hold the two parts together: they do come loose. If you loose one (or more...) of these you'll just have to get a new T-mount... Keep a jeweler's screwdriver of the appropriate size in your camera bag so you can tighten these screws as needed.

 
4.0

500mm Lens Mirror

By

from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent choice for long lens, somewhat soft but works well with A setting on Nikon. Some sharping needed but great quality for super long lens, suggest tripod or monopod. Suggest adjustable T mount adapter.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sunny 16 rule

By

from pittsburgh, pa  -  Pro Photographer

Back in the olden days when we we used analog capture, we used a trick for determining exposure on the fly called the sunny 16 rule. On a sunny day at F16 you would use the ASA/ISO index as the shutter speed. So if using 200 ASA/ISO then you would be shooting at 1/200 of a second. Open up 2 stops for the shadows. Of course you would need to shift your shutter speed accordingly if you wanted to use a different f stop. Hope this helps.

 
3.0

Good Bargain

By

from Wilmington, DE  -  Pro Photographer

Tested this one against the Phoenix brand I had and this one was sharper, but not as sharp as a more expensive model. Works great with APO DSLR to get an effective range of 800MM to shoot the moon.

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Tommt B  Will this lens work on my 30d?
TRACI P  I'm sure you have gotten your answer but yes it will fit with the proper mount adapter. When I got mine the adapter that came with it failed after a couple of turns of the focus ring. A screw had stripped in the mount so I bought a better one. The Canon EF mount adapter will go on any EOS SLR from film to digital. I used the lens on my XTi and my 5DII. It really has been a fun lens. Hope this helps!
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
STEPHEN B  Cheap lens with potential for lunar photography.
George W  What lens adapter do I need ?
RICHARD B  I purchased a T2-EOS screw to bayonet adajter for my 500 mm ProOptic lens to attache to my Canon Rebel xsi camera. It works just fine. I also use it to connect to my microscope adapter.
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