Any recommendations for long-focus >200mm M42 lens?

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Re: Any recommendations for long-focus >200mm M42 lens?

Skeeterbytes wrote:

"nzmacro" Danny is a skilled birder who posts here adapts an array of excellent Canon MF teles, some of which have phenomenal reach. Perhaps give his work a look. Many of those lenses seem as good as anything available still. We also have folks here who adapt spotting scopes, but that's a whole other set of technical hurdles.

There are plenty of good options in many mounts. IBIS really helps for adapting long tele lenses. Viewfinder zoom and focus peaking will aid with the challenge of concise focus.

Thanks, Rick. I'm looking specifically at M42-mount and it seems that the Canons, while they are no doubt excellent, are Leica M39-mount.

Less relevant but I'm not looking to shoot wild-life as we speak.

Being retired, I'm pretty cheap, too.

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