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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2022 at 17:13
We had a big birthday celebration here last weekend. Mine, my son's, and my brother who is turning 80. We stopped by the creek just in time for the trawler's return with bird escort. I took these pictures while waiting to buy some shrimp for our dinner. $4 a pound, but 10-pounds minimum. We're still eating shrimp this week.

Vectis 8/400 in AF mode with my trusty A7 II. Several of the images were not cropped, so the degree of vignetting can be seen.











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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2022 at 21:20
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

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?

No crop, no donuts. I think they came out nice. I like this AF mirror.

I received an incomprehensible email in Chinese, the only thing I recognized was the FedEx symbol. I decided it was not fishing and clicked a link. I think next Wednesday I will receive my Vectis AF adapter. As all my Vectis lenses are untested, one can only hope that they work, particularly the 400 that was the cause of all this.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2022 at 01:23
Encouraged by your photos, I decided to buy the Reflex AF 500 again. This is my third copy (I have a similar story with apo 100-400)
Today was the first outing with this lens. So I'm showing you six photos from the Bronx Zoo.
#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6


Edited by mariuszlo - 15 October 2022 at 01:41
Sony a7R4, a6400. E, A and MD lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2022 at 16:41
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Howard: Very good for dim light. It's interesting to see how deer vary in appearance. Our deer here may have with 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.


It was quite magical where we were staying, close to marshes by an estuary. The bird hide became a deer hide (the birds tended to be twice as far away and a fraction of the size ...). There's more to come - keep an eye open for an Open View thread next week.

Certainly the animals stay very alert, especially when we observed them in the open.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2022 at 16:43
@mariuslo that fox photo is fantastic - sharp where it needs to be and beautifullt rendered with the doughnut bokeh behind.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2022 at 17:03
Originally posted by mariuszlo mariuszlo wrote:

Encouraged by your photos, I decided to buy the Reflex AF 500 again. This is my third copy

Sounds like me, you are only one copy ahead of me

Some nice shots Mariusz. I like # 1,3 qnd 6 best.

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Never sell lenses, that's my maxim; maybe that's why I have so many. 😁
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Even when I include my sold ones, I am no where near your numbers, so there must be another reason
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 October 2022 at 23:25
So here's some more of the deer near Middlebere Farm in Dorset; all A7M3 and Minolta Reflex AF 500mm F8

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Fallow deer + magpie | ISO 5000, RAW file

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Fallow deer | ISO 8000, RAW file

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ISO 8000, RAW file

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By the estuary, ISO 8000, JPG

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jkp1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2022 at 07:52
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

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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


Never thought of the lens for such work :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2022 at 14:30
Originally posted by jkp1 jkp1 wrote:



Never thought of the lens for such work :-)


That has been my problem with photography for quite a while now!
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:



That AF500 is quite rewarding Howard!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2022 at 14:39
Today the Vectis AF adapter arrived, gave it a quick test on the 400 Reflex (the reason for getting the adapter) and all-systems-are-go. AF works fine although not as refined as the modern day hypersonic drives, it gets there fast enough and does not hunt, MF works fine (cannot adjust MF on the camera, has to be through the A/M button on the lens which makes sense) and is nicely slow to adjust precisely. Test shots to follow soon.
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Somehow I posted twice
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