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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 January 2022 at 11:49
For now my main conclusion is that a decent tripod makes life so much easier when using the 500+ mm mirrors. Acquiring critical focus with the focus magnification on is so hard when the image is jumping around! The Minolta 250 is OK handheld, but monopod helps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 January 2022 at 14:40
I agree. PLUS, once you get over 300mm you have to use such ridiculously fast shutter speeds, that a tripod is a necessity for other reasons.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 11:05
Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

I'm glad to see so much activity here; I hadn't expected it. And the images are very good. Mirrors are challenging but you folks are conquering them well.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 11:11
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

For now my main conclusion is that a decent tripod makes life so much easier when using the 500+ mm mirrors.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 11:15
Very hard to nail the focus with mirror lenses !

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 15:21
WOW! I love the donut keyboard. What a creative way to utilize those lovely little rings of light!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 17:19
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

WOW! I love the donut keyboard. What a creative way to utilize those lovely little rings of light!

I fully agree!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 17:20
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

I'm glad to see so much activity here; I hadn't expected it. And the images are very good. Mirrors are challenging but you folks are conquering them well.


Shit happens when a couple of lensaholics and bokeh freaks are triggered.

So true.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 17:28
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

I'm glad to see so much activity here; I hadn't expected it. And the images are very good. Mirrors are challenging but you folks are conquering them well.


Shit happens when a couple of lensaholics and bokeh freaks are triggered.

So true.


A new abbreviation for "Bokeh Freaks"?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 22:51
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

WOW! I love the donut keyboard. What a creative way to utilize those lovely little rings of light!

+1. I have a 300mm mirror I must try some of this arty stuff with ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2022 at 23:10
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

WOW! I love the donut keyboard. What a creative way to utilize those lovely little rings of light!


Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:


I fully agree!


Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:


+1. I have a 300mm mirror I must try some of this arty stuff with ...


Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2022 at 23:58
I went out last weekend all inspired to look for textures, patterns, interesting bokeh opportunities, and... then I shot birds again

All Minolta Vectis 8/400 on A7II

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2022 at 00:02
And a few Nikon orange stripe 8/500. The first image was taken through a small opening in the foreground foliage.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2022 at 09:12
You are the man Mike! Again a great set of birds. I really need the Vectis adapter, that 400 looks great. And the orange striped 500 is no slouch either!

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