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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 15:27
I've been using the Nikon a lot recently because it's my newest toy.
These white ibis have the prettiest blue eyes. Too bad only one leg

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I love how the background is rendered!
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I love how the background is rendered!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 16:29
Repost of a shot with the 500mirror. For some reason the donut bokeh gives a sort of gritty feel to the back ground which I liked (almost like a sort of heat haze or makes the actual heat haze more pronounced). Also in the front this grittiness is visible on the curbs.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 19:01
Originally posted by paso144 paso144 wrote:

Repost of a shot with the 500mirror. For some reason the donut bokeh gives a sort of gritty feel to the back ground which I liked (almost like a sort of heat haze or makes the actual heat haze more pronounced). Also in the front this grittiness is visible on the curbs.


The bokeh can work for or against. It adds another element of challenge.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 19:02
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

I love how the background is rendered!


There definitely are times!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 19:48
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Funny, the Monster adapter is likely to be more expensive than the lens.


If that is true, you got the lens for a great price. I found mine in Ireland at $125 plus shipping to the US. Most are above $200 on eBay. Did you mean to ask where or when? I can't say when; I was first told October but that is behind us now. I expect cost to be around $200. I have purchased some other Vectis lenses because they're so cheap, even though I don't really do zooms. I have been feeding performance data back to the developer, so that is why I have some information. Be patient and be sure to buy one. I'm a cheapskate and even I am glad I got one. That made the Vectis my most costly mirror but it is also my favorite.

I will report here when there is news.

If you want more information about the Franken-failures, PM me. I don't want to share too much about that for fear it may encourage people to try.


I'll be patient Mike. It appears the lens is well worth a decent adapter.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 19:54
Today I received my Minolta RF Rokkor 250. It looks like new, it is surprisingly small. I understand its charm, there is always space in the camera bag for this one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 19:56
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

I've been using the Nikon a lot recently because it's my newest toy.
These white ibis have the prettiest blue eyes. Too bad only one leg

Beautiful light Mike!
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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Today I received my Minolta RF Rokkor 250. It looks like new, it is surprisingly small. I understand its charm, there is always space in the camera bag for this one.

Congrats Paul!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 23:00
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

I love how the background is rendered!


+1


+1 Great work with the Nikon 500 Mike!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 23:01
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Basil: That is an impressive result from such a long mirror, not to mention a Celestron.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 23:08
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

What do you think of the Rubinar 300/4.5 Mike?
I like it because it's fast and sharp.


I think it's expensive. It's one of the very few mirrors I'd still like to try. Other than having seen good results from it, I can only repeat what I've read from others. I've read that it can be difficult to focus but I think that was mostly due to using on a DSLR. Mirrorless have made focusing so much easier and thus have improved the mirror lens experience.

I have a couple of good f/5.6 300mm but they are not at the same level as yours. The MTO 3M-7K also seems a very good 5.6/300mm. There is an Aussie in the facebook mirror group that uses one to good effect.

I'd like to see more from your Rubinar.


Thanks Mike! I have the 3M-7K too, but it's a lot softer than the Rubinar (which is not necessarily a bad thing but makes focusing harder). Here are a few from that 300/5.6:

1 Bicycle parking


2 Halloween twins


3 When the ship comes in


all with a7rii + AOMZ 3M-7K 5.6/300 mirror lens (M42)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2021 at 08:30
And now I have a pair: Minolta RF Rokkor 250mm 1:5.6 and RF Rokkor 500mm 1:8. I have spotted lots of donuts in the garden, but have nothing to show for it. Later.
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