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super telephoto mirror lenses

see also:


mirror lenses on mirrorless cameras

mirror lenses


1000mm or more




cheaper designs

comparison of 500mm mirror lenses

model aperture diam length length incl. MFT adapter weight optics close focus front filter Infinity on Canon EOS
Olympus OM f/8 81mm 97mm 123mm 590g v. good 4m 72mm YES
Canon FD f/8 90mm 148mm 170mm 705g v.good 4m none NO
Nikkor N f/8 89mm 116mm 143mm 823g v. good 1.5m 82mm YES
Nikkor C f/8 93mm 142mm 169mm 1000g good 4m 88mm YES
Sony/Minolta f/8 89mm 118mm 142mm 665g v. good 4m 82mm NO
Tamron SP f/8 f/8 84mm 92mm mm 595g good? 1.7m 82mm YES
Samyang f/8 f/8 77mm 88mm 123mm 320g avg? 1.7m 72mm YES
Samyang f/6.3 f/6.3 119mm 98mm 133mm 705g avg? 2m 95mm YES
ProOptic Maksutov f/5.6 105mm 220mm 255mm 1220g good 1.5m slow but microtune none YES