Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II

Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II

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Compact and lightweight super tele lens, suitable for macro photography, performing a unique "donut" bokeh.
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A compact tele, macro friendly, with bokeh flavor

The Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II mirror super tele lens is extremely compact and lightweight. Ideal for those who prefer active shooting scenarios, this lens is a useful and practical addition to any photographer's kit bag which may already include sub super telephoto lenses, together with prime lenses.

Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II already represents a recommended choice when shooting birds, animals, aereal objects, flora and more.

But that's not all. Its unique 1:2.5 magnification makes this lens suitable for macro photography as well. And its peculiar shape performs an appealing "donut" bokeh, to give photos a more creative and unique flavor.

A TELE FOR MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY!

The field of view of Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II is 6°8' and the minimum focusing distance is 1.15m, giving a 1:2.5 magnification and making it possible to shoot and capture an object of 6x9cm in size on a full frame. That is why this lens is perfectly suitable for macro shooting!

With these specifications, Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm lens becomes in practice a tele lens also suitable for macro photography!

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A UNIQUE "DONUT" BOKEH FLAVOR

With tele photo lenses it's usually easier to get a blurred background. Due to its optical design, which is built around a central void and includes a second mirror on the front part, the blurring effect this Kenko tele photo lens performs is made unique by a peculiar donut-shape bokeh.

THE ADVANTAGES OF A COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT TELE LENS

Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II weights approx. 500g and measures approx. 74x82mm.

Despite being a tele lens, such measurements make it easy to carry in a small bag – or even a pocket – and have it always at hand.

Such an incredibly small tele lens widen up the number of shooting situations in which this lens will be your best ally.

Peek into flora and fauna world

And get closer without being noticed, for more natural, extemporaneous and barrier free photos of animals.

Without tele lens With Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II

Reach far away objects

From airplanes, up to the Moon!

With other lens @ 50mm, f/8 With Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II
With other lens @ 50mm, f/8 With Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II

Enjoy "lens compression"

And enrich your snap shots with an enchanting atmosphere.

Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II. Despite a distance of 80m, both the lamps and the signs appear close.Other lens @ 50mm, f/8. If trimming the image to make the target objects look closer, the image quality gets too poor.Other lens @50mm, f/8. Despite moving closer to the target objects, the results won't be as good as at 400mm.

T-MOUNT

Compared to other brands similar models of mirror tele lenses, Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II has the additional advantage of a T mount, meaning it can be used with different camera bodies and with up to 9 different mounts by simply interposing a T-mount adapter*.

T-mount adapter included.

FOCUSING

Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II can focus manually through a wide, excellent-in-grip focus ring incorporated in the lens body. The focus ring rotation is very smooth and its range reaches 270 degrees, going smoothly from "near" to "far" even in low temperature environments.

No "sucking sound" is detected when rotating the focus ring, meaning there is no chance for dust particles to be sucked into the lens.

Despite being only manual, its combination with cameras with built-in vibration reduction or image stabilization functions assures easy, accurate and satisfying focusing in every shooting situation.

F8 FIXED APERTURE

The F8 fixed aperture of this lens frees you from worrying about aperture adjustments.

HOOD AND FILTERS

Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II can be used with 67mm size filters.

The thread on the lens also allows attaching its dedicated hood*, a fundamental accessory to shade the lens from unwanted light rays during the whole shooting session, thus preventing ghosts and flares to appear on your final image.

Moreover, the hood itself allows attaching and using 77mm size filters.

* Hood included


PRECAUTIONS

  • With non full-frame cameras, the field of view will change due to smaller sensor size.
  • With 2x crop factor cameras (Micro 4/3), the field of view will be of 3°4'.
  • With 1.5x crop factor cameras (APS-C size format), the field of view will be 5°6'.
Specifications
General Info
Category
Lens
Model
Kenko Mirror Lens 400mm F8 N II
Mount
T-mount
Main Characteristics
Focal Length
400
Maximum Aperture
f/8 (fix)
Minimum Aperture
f/8 (fix)
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.15m
Coating
Multi-coating
Construction E/G
6 Elements in 2 Groups
Filter Size, mm
67
Additional Info
Hood
KMH-671
Measurements (WxHxD), mm
∅74x82
Weight, g
500 (with Canon EF adapter)
JAN Code
4961607423394 - for Nikon F mount
4961607423400 - for Canon EF mount
4961607423431 - for Sony α mount
4961607423448 - for Pentax K mount
4961607411438 - for Micro 4/3 mount
4961607423424 - for Sony E mount
4961607423455 - for FujiFilm X mount
4961607423462 - for Canon M mount
4961607423387 - for Nikon 1 mount
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