Fuji and Sigma 600mm f8 | Mac Sokulski

Recently I had a chance to swap some of my old Pentax lenses for a very interesting lens.  It makes a mirror-less Fuji X-T1 camera into a mirrored one.  This is a Sigma 600mm f8 mirror lens. The principle of this type of lens is quite simple.  It works as a reflector, with a big mirror at the back of the lens focusing at another mirror in the front (that little black circle in the middle) and into the camera.  This design allows the lens to be very compact compared to an equivalent standard lens. Lets talk first about the advantages of this.  It’s 600mm, and on a crop sensor it gives you a very nice 900mm field of view.  It’s well build, with with smooth focus ring. Minimum focus is about 2m, which is quite close.  Sigma has printed 1:3 Macro at that position :) .  The lens is quite light, and can be used handheld, plus it is cheap.  This one cost $175cdn.  Not bad….

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