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    Posted: 22 May 2019 at 01:25
I've finally purchased the AF Reflex 500 lens and am considering my options. I can use it on my old A200 10mp camera or purchase an LA-EA4 adapter for my A7 II. Have any of you folks had experience with either approach? I realize the lens is slow but I do want the AF to work well.

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NEX-6 + LA-EA2
Wasn't bad AF ... I would suspect your A7 would do better.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dxqcanada Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2019 at 01:58
... or should I say the EA4 would be better??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2019 at 02:08
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

I can use it on my old A200 10mp camera or purchase an LA-EA4 adapter for my A7 II. Have any of you folks had experience with either approach?

AF with the LA-EA2/4 is no different from AF with first generation SLT bodies like the A55. My AF Reflex works fine with the A55 and the A77, which has an improved AF system. The lens uses only the center AF point regardless (unless you care to hack it by replacing the chip), so any observable differences among bodies or adapters are going to be negligible.
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Try it on your a200 to see how you get on first , if you haven't already .
The LA- EA4 also allows micro focus adjustment .
With the thin DOF of a 500mm lens this could make a big difference to sharpness .
i.e , the eyes being sharp on a small bird rather than the start of the beak .
Depends what your intended use is .

With the a200 , if the focus is slightly out ,tough luck !

Though if you only intend using this lens on it you could adjust the a/f module with the three screws underneath .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Davethehiker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2019 at 14:15
I have used the Sony version of this lens on my A-Mount cameras. It works very well on the A99II. The lens/camera combination is very noisy as it tends to overshoot before it locks onto focus. I have used it at football games with great success.    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2019 at 14:34
I appreciate all the information and advice. I will give the lens a try on my old A200 and see how that goes. I was always happy with the images from that camera but have gotten used to the full frame field of view - after having to adjust to APS-C for several years.

I will probably start looking for an affordable LA-EA4, even if only for use with this lens, but the lens has to impress me first. Of the eleven (counted recently and was shocked) mirror lenses I have, the Rubinar 5.6/500 is the benchmark for all others to be compared.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2019 at 02:12
Impatient me! I put in what I thought was a low bid on an adapter and won the auction. I suppose my A200 revival is canceled.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2019 at 17:38
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Impatient me! I put in what I thought was a low bid on an adapter and won the auction. I suppose my A200 revival is canceled.


That's no bad thing .
The A/F will be better and you can use a much higher ISO than on the a200 to keep the shutter speed up .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 01:20
Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Impatient me! I put in what I thought was a low bid on an adapter and won the auction. I suppose my A200 revival is canceled.


That's no bad thing .
The A/F will be better and you can use a much higher ISO than on the a200 to keep the shutter speed up .


Hello Neil. After my shoot today, I will appreciate some help with focus.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 19:40
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Impatient me! I put in what I thought was a low bid on an adapter and won the auction. I suppose my A200 revival is canceled.


That's no bad thing .
The A/F will be better and you can use a much higher ISO than on the a200 to keep the shutter speed up .


Hello Neil. After my shoot today, I will appreciate some help with focus.



Whats the problem ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2019 at 09:22
Mirror lenses are easier to use on an EVF camera due to the slow aperture, so the A200 wouldn't be ideal anyway. IBIS is also extremely useful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2019 at 17:27
There is no problem relative to the AF Reflex. I was speaking of my shoot with a MF mirror in bad light. I will receive the AF lens today and the adapter (maybe) later in the week. I'll be giving the AF a try on my old A200 first but only because I don't have the adapter yet and am eager to try.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2019 at 23:41
The Minolta AF Reflex arrived and appears in excellent condition. The AF adapter for my A7 II will not arrive until Saturday coming. I did some test shots using my old A200 and while it seems to focus quickly with only occasional hunting, I'm not impressed with the images. I never used any mirror lens on the A200, so I don't have any fair comparisons to make. I sure am hoping it will perform better with the A7 II when the adapter arrives.
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