Catadioptric (Mirror) Lenses
Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:25 AM
A few other questions about these lenses:
How close can a mirror lens typically focus (let's say a 500mm)?
What would be the difficulty in converting a still photography mirror lens to a PL or B4 mount?
What's the shortest focal length of a mirror lens?
Thanks for any replies and information.
Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:41 PM
It looks that you could go pretty close with mirror lenses but you'll have trouble with depth of field since you have no iris to stop the system down. Adding barrels will help.
The difficulties arise with the movie camera housing, the protruding bead around the shutter. Depends on the lens's focal length.
Short focal length ? RF Rokkor, 250-5.6
If you need a camera with reflex viewfinder but without shutter bead check this.
Posted 29 September 2008 - 08:57 PM