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Why no mirror telephotos for DSLR Canon?

Started Jan 25, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Jack Donner
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Re: Why no mirror telephotos for DSLR Canon?
In reply to Franz Weber, Jan 25, 2010

You can get mirror lenses for Canon EOS cameras from several 3rd party lens makers, but of course they are manual focus and have a fixed aperture. I think Phoenix make one. Pretty cheap too.

I guess Canon doesn't think there's a market for them. Sigma used to have one but they don't anymore, so I guess they just weren't selling enough to make it profitable.

People to day seem to want zooms much more than fixed aperture mirror lenses, so we get a bunch of telephoto zooms from Sigma in place of their old 600/8.

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