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Hello, I am an absolute newby! I have recently purchased a Canon 550D with the hope of capturing some on the beautiful birds on our farm in country Victoria Australia. Someone suggested the Opteka 500mm mirror lense both as inexpensive and to take closer pics. I would appreciate some help with setting my camera to use the lense please. Thank you Tracey

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I would highly suggest that you stay away from the lens, it's garbage !You would be well served by saving for a better lens. When I was new to photography I bought one and sold it just as fast.

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