This Carl Zeiss 500mm F8 T* Has Really Cool Bokeh for Good Reason

When you hear about a lens like a 500mm f8, you usually don’t think of Zeiss. Indeed, Canon created two lenses with similar designs recently. Those lenses are the Canon RF 600mm f11 and Canon RF 800mm f11. They’re what’s called reflex lenses. These are one of these “if you know, you know” types of situations. That should be enough to make any veteran photographer salivate. While we would’ve never guessed Zeiss made one, the Carl Zeiss 500mm f8 T* indeed does exist. This too was a reflex lens. Zeiss and reflex lens together in the same sentence? That’s the cherry on top of the sundae! And there’s currently one in stock through the Rare Camera Store with Blue Moon Camera. Curious as to what a reflex lens is? We’ll explain this and the really cool bokeh effect.

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Attach Nikon, Olympus, and Other Lenses to Pentax Cameras with this Multi-Mount Ring

Pentax K+ Multi-Mount Camera

Have you ever wanted to throw on some Nikon glass onto Pentax body? Or perhaps a Sony lens, or even Olympus? Now Adaptist is out with a new multi-mounting ring that lets users do just that. The Pentax K+ Multi-Mount is a replacement mounting plate that you can install differently branded lenses on a variety of Pentax auto-focus film SLR or non-weather resistant DSLR cameras such as the Pentax K-r. It involves unscrewing the original mounting ring and replacing it, but once installed users can start using Nikon F-mount, Olympus OM-mount, Contax or Yashica C/Y-mount, and Konica AR-mount lenses on Pentax cameras.

The catch, as it were, is all the lenses are only held in place by tension without any lens release catch to lock adapted lenses in. Instead the lens simply rotates 50-degrees to mount fully. What’s more the lenses also won’t be able to communicate with the camera through the golden contacts, so there’s no options for autofocus and aperture control will have to be done manually. Its get’s pretty complicated from here, so check past the break for more information and images.

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