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The American firm of Questar has a great reputation making telescopes, and still make among the world's finest.    When Questar turned their considerable expertise to a camera lens, they came up with the Questar 700/8.   This is a T mount lens, which means it can be adapted to virtually all 35mm SLRs just by changing the rear adapter.    When tested by Modern Photography in the 1970's, the Questar 700/8 was rated the best mirror lens they had ever tested. 

 

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Note the metal Questar front cap and Questar leather case.    The tripod mount is removable and rotatable.  Close focus is a macro-like 10 feet.  Lens focuses though its range, but will focus past infinity to allow for heat expansion.  Marked in both meters and feet. This is an early collectible example, # 10067 marked "PAT. PEND." Front filter size is that ever popular and economical favorite, 95mm.

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