Can you talk me out of a mirror lens?

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Marc Sabatella
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Can you talk me out of a mirror lens?
Mar 30, 2009

I know, I'm asking in the wrong place for help in defeating LBA I also know I'm not likely to get seriously into wildlife photography, but man, that hawk I posted yesterday was such a rush, and I also know it's rare to be able to shoot from as close as we were. I know the horror stories about mirror lens bokeh, and I've seen some samples designed to show off that trait. But at only $100 for a Phoenix 500/8, just how disappointed could I be, given that spending ten times that for a "real" super-telephoto is never going to happen?

I've also seen some suggest that a 2X TC on a 200mm lens would actually produce better results, but comparison images are hard to come by. Either my 50-200 or my M200/4 could be used for that.

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