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Nice one Paul!

Boredom can be a dangerous GAS catalyst. Just ordered an AF500 reflex earlier today after increasing regrets of selling mine before (seeing the nice work with this lens in this thread).
 



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You did well Fred!
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Welcome back!
I've really appreciated this lens more and more as it has been fitted to the more recent cameras and the technology they offer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2022 at 02:16
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Ovality

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM4
Lens: Minolta 500mm F8 Reflex
Focal Length: 500 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
ISO: 500


Wow, good eye.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2022 at 02:18
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Nice one Paul!

Boredom can be a dangerous GAS catalyst. Just ordered an AF500 reflex earlier today after increasing regrets of selling mine before (seeing the nice work with this lens in this thread).


AH, now you're back to your senses    Glad to see you back, Fred. I thought you had done well with it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2022 at 02:51
Back at the creek with my pelican friends and three lenses.

The ship's captain. Mamiya-Sekor C 8/500


Mamiya-Sekor C 8/500


Getting closer with the Vivitar Solid Cat 11/800


And one from the Vectis 8/400 with Monster AF adapter
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2022 at 09:49
Mirror lenses do well in your habds Mike!

My AF200mm Reflex arroved yesterday. A few fisrts shots from the window do suggest I have a good sharp copy, with better contrast than the previous one.
I hope to show soem sample here soon.

In the meantime a few from my Samyang 300mm that appeard ideal dor a light weight outage since it's still a cha;;enge to handle and hold my camera.

#1 Autumn crocus



#2 Goose portrait



#3 Argic fly



#4 More shrooms



#5 Autumn scene
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2022 at 16:17
Fred: Your Samyang does well. Love the mushrooms. I hope you enjoy the AF500 more this time around.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2022 at 21:36
Fred: Great results with the Samyang!
Mike: Great result at all three focal lengths. I can't begin to imagine how it is to focus an 11/800 Cat.

Three sheep and a windmill

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM4
Lens: Minolta AF Reflex 500mm 1:8
Focal Length: 500 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
ISO: 100
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2022 at 22:32
Blues

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM4
Lens: Minolta AF Reflex 500mm 1:8
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
ISO: 500
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2022 at 17:46
Nice, Paul. You have an eye for patterns.

Regarding the 11/800, My success with it would be very low had I used a DSLR. The mirrorless makes everything easier and the viewfinder compensates for the small aperture. This Solid Cat was a pleasant surprise to me. I had long ignored it until I had an opportunity to purchase one at a very low price. I thought it would be worth just knowing how good or bad. However, it does require at least a monopod, although I have used it handheld with mixed success.
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You certainly have good CAT skills Mike!

Taking full advantage of the AF capabilities, it makes life a lot simpler.

Shutters

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM4
Lens: Minolta AF Reflex 500mm 1:8
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
ISO: 100

Animated Carillion, Town Hall Gouda

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM4
Lens: Minolta AF Reflex 500mm 1:8
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
ISO: 100
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2022 at 19:22
I haven't posted here for a while, but here are some deer from last month in failing light, shot with the Minolta AF 500

Three of Hearts


Fallow deer, Middlebere Farmhouse, Dorset
Date Taken: 2022-09-15 18:42:37 | Camera Make: SONY | Camera Model: ILCE-7M3 | Lens: 500mm F8 Reflex | Focal Length: 500 mm | Mode: Shutter speed priority AE | Aperture: f/8.0 | Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/640) | ISO: 5000 | Location: Purbeck District, England, UK
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2022 at 16:59
Paul: Who would know those shots came from a mirror lens? Very sharp and has greater DoF than I would expect from the 500mm. Was the first image a crop from farther out?

Howard: Very good for dim light. It's interesting to see how deer vary in appearance. Our deer here may have white on their tails but yours have it on their arses too. I've found that the deer here in Charleston are considerably smaller than what we had when I was in New Jersey. Seems yours assigned one to be the lookout.

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