I have read a few threads about mirror lenses which seem to have died away around 2002. Although it is accepted that mirror lenses can yield excellent images, for the most part they are believed to be the ones to avoid in favor of a used regular tele (perhaps with a used teleconconverter). It is usually stated that you can get an excellent used combo a little under $1000. I believe it is time to reconsider these opinions with a digital SLR in mind. Indeed, mirror lenses are much maligned for: 1. Inferior sharpness 2. Low maximum aperture 3. Less saturated colors and lower contrast. 4. Nasty bokeh (although here opinions differ). Indeed, with film one is forced to use a fast one developed to a higher than usual gamma and saturation (if you can do it). This is invariably associated with a drop in quality due to large grain and reduced sharpness of a fast film. However, things work differently in a digital SLR, where one can use ISO 800-1600, in camera sharpening and increased contrast without such a precipitous drop in quality as it used to be with even the best film. Should not we 'rehabilitate' the mirror lenses now?