Nikon NIKKOR-Reflex 1000mm f/11

Nikon NIKKOR-Reflex 1000mm f/11

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon Reflex 1000mm f/11

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1976-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: Catadioptric (mirror) lens that offers extremely long focal length in a compact barrel size.

Nikon NIKKOR-Reflex 1000mm f/11 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length1000mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/11
Minimum Aperturef/11
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)0°-2°
Optical Information
Lens Elements5
Lens Groups5
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance8m
Filter Information
Filter Size39mm
Accepts Filter TypeSlip-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialPlastic
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions240 x 120mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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John Walker

I have the Nikon 1000mm Reflex lens and I have been using it with the D300. My photos are consistently grainy. I really enjoy using the lens but I need a solution for the grainy images (other than photoshop).


Nice portfolio! Enjoyable viewing.

Rick Steiner

What ISO are you using. I use a D850, ISO at 4000 and can shoot at 1/2000 and my wildlife shots come out great…

William Harrison

I have had the Nikon 1000mm mirror lens for 25 years and I use it for wildlife photography, mostly. It requires a hefty tripod because of it’s weight AND because it needs to be extremely stable to get sharp results. The f11 aperture is limiting, but pushing the ISO (either film or digital cameras) will help, plus shooting on a bright day is usually a necessity! This lens produces sharp results if you follow these simple rules and it has been one of my choices for prime lenses.

Russell Moore

Do you remember when the 1000mm was first introduced. I had one for a while in 1972 (that was the date on my Kodachrome slides processed by Kodak). I also owned the 500mm mirror and the 600mm f/5.6. When I went into business I had to switch over to 120 and 4×5 formats. I have been retired for several years now and just shoot for fun. You can see my retirement interests at my website:

Scott Quigg

Love the page, but even moreso love that photography is still a passion for you. Thanks for sharing