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500mm f8 prime

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Deadbear77, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    I just purchased one of these from eBay in the minolta mount.

    Don't ask me why.

    I have no idea why I bought it or what I will even use it for.

    All I know is I'm going to put my vivitar 3x on it... And maybe shoot Jupiter.

    Lol
     
  2. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Can't wait to see that mounted.
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Think 1 pound coffee can mounted on a NEX and you'll have a pretty good mental image. ;)
     
  4. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    469
    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Chad
    It would be worth buying just for the shock value.
     
  5. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

    99
    Oct 21, 2012
    A 3X TC on an f8 lens will bring your maximum aperture down to f22.
     
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    These mirror lenses are quite nice for some special work. I always wanted to try some scenes with a huge moon in the background - this works brilliant with those lenses! Just don't shoot it at daylight - the bokeh is hideous. :O
     
  7. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

    397
    Dec 16, 2012
    Southern Germany
    Markus
    So we all agree: Size DOES matter ;) ;) ;)????!!!!!
     
  8. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    It's not a mirror lens. I don't think.

    2egy2age.
     

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  9. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Nope, this definitely is not a mirror lens. :D

    The good news is - the bokeh is going to be much better. The bad news? You need a truck to transport this thing. ;)
     
  10. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    469
    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Chad
    HOLLY COW!!!! that thing is ridiculous...lol

    Hope it has a kickstand.
     
  11. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    that could double up as your barbell. looking forward to seeing some stars!
     
  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Oops! My bad. That is definitely not a mirror lens! :blush:
     
  13. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yep, with 500mm f/5.6 or f/8 lenses, everybody thinks of mirror lenses (me too!), forgetting that there are also 'lens lenses' (is this right this way? :D). Anyways, nice to have such a long lens in your bag. Or the bag you left at home. ;)
     
  14. kaptnkain

    kaptnkain TalkEmount Regular

    156
    Feb 4, 2013
    Ilya
    It's a telescope. With a mount.
     
  15. Nagenk

    Nagenk TalkEmount Regular

    53
    Jan 16, 2013
    No with 'MD'mount. Just joking ;)
     
  16. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I had one of these for a couple of months.

    I got a couple of good shots, but the keepers were so low, I resold it.
     
  17. kaptnkain

    kaptnkain TalkEmount Regular

    156
    Feb 4, 2013
    Ilya
    It must be great for moon shots, though