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Vivitar 600mm F/8 Series 1 Solid Catadioptric Manual Focus Lens For Nikon {35.5 Rear}

KEH Model# 249108

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Vivitar 600mm F/8 Series 1 Solid Catadioptric Manual Focus Lens For Nikon {35.5 Rear} Description


Vivitar 600mm f/8 Solid Catadioptric lens is a solid glass design, with no air spaces between the front lens, rear mirror and front reflector. The 600mm f/8, along with its sister the 800mm F/11, Solid Catadioptric were created for the U.S. Military by Perkin-Elmer. 

The 600mm f/8 Solid Catadioptric lens is an extremely compact telephoto lens. Its optical element is comprised of refractive glass and silver coated mirrors. This design closely forms a solid single element making it virtually shock-proof and removes the hot-spot found in many lenses. It weighs 3lbs and longer than 3 inches long. It has a rugged design with a metal lens barrel. The lens employs 4° angle of view, 23ft close focusing distance, 35.5mm filter thread and stops down to the equivalent f/16 with Neutral Density FilterThe lens is extremely short compared to the effective focal length of 800mm.

KEH Specifications

  • Focal Length: 600mm
  • Aperture Maximum: f/8
  • Aperture Minimum: f/16 with Neutral Density Filter
  • Camera Mount Type: Nikon F
  • Format Compatibility: Nikon FX/35mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7m (23ft)
  • Elements/Groups: 9/7
  • Diaphragm Blades: 0
  • Tripod Collar: Yes 
  • Filter Thread: 35.5mm
  • Length: 3.8"
  • Weight: 3lbs 2oz


General information

Brand Name Vivitar
Product information
Lens Type Long / Telephoto

Technical Information

Fixed Focal Length 600 mm
Max Aperture f/8

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Nikon F Coupling Unspecified