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 Post subject: Why so cheap?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:13 pm 
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You get what you pay for. It is fully manual and relatively small aperture.

As a 500mm f/8, it is roughly equivalent to a 350mm f/5.6 lens with 1/4x TC.

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This website seems to explain the history of the Opton brand name
http://www.zeisscamera.com/services_ove ... nses.shtml
Wikipedia also mentions Opton in the history of the Zeiss brand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Zeiss_AG

It seems these are Carl Zeiss lenses made in Germany before the end of Communism, the lenses do not have any auto focus or metering capability.

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Still, could be quite fun to mess around with!


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