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Old Jan 28, 2006, 12:33 AM   #1
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Has anyone had one of the lens, the asking price in Oz is 4 time the price they can be had on e-bay. Does anyone have first hand experiance with this lens....i am so close to flashing the plastic at one.

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 1:56 PM   #2
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get the genuine minolta AUTO FOCUS 500mm f8 :

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 2:59 PM   #3
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I have the Phoenix 500mm f8, made by Samyang, looks like the same lens. Is that one a T-mount model? This is not a high quality lens, not super sharp and contrast is low, but for the occasional super telephoto shot it isn't too bad. If you plan on shooting lots of birds and wildlife, get something better, but if, like me, you only would use it occasionally it is a real bargain. Cannot compare to the Maxxum/Dynax lens, but check out the price difference as well, you get what you pay for.

Here is a sample shot, using the 500mm mirror lens and a Pentax *istDS:
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 10:25 PM   #4
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Oh, and you need to change your avatar. :P :G
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