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Old Oct 23, 2009, 9:29 AM   #1
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Well i'm pretty much going to buy a sony 500mm f/8 reflex lens but i want to ask the users who already have it if it's hard to use or if they find the DOF small...

And also could you guys submit some photos too ?

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Old Oct 23, 2009, 9:40 AM   #2
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Well i'm pretty much going to buy a sony 500mm f/8 reflex lens but i want to ask the users who already have it if it's hard to use or if they find the DOF small...
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http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/...asp?IDLens=310
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/....asp?IDLens=25

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And also could you guys submit some photos too ?
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http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11513
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11342
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 9:53 AM   #3
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thank you very much i'll check them out right now
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 10:11 AM   #4
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great stuff thanks a lot if i had any doubts, i don't any longer
from what other people say it's a very good lens
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It's a catadioptric lens, as opposed to a refractive lens. There are fewer optical elements and fewer polished surfaces, so it's sharper, lighter and cheaper, and since the light path is folded, it's smaller too. And since there isn't a lot of refracting going on, there's less chromatic aberration as well.
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yes i know this but i was asking for more user opinions rather than reviews made by pros thanks again
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Here's a recent thread discussing it:

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On the plus side, it's a relatively small and light lens for it's focal length. On the negative side, the bokeh (out of focus highlights) can be a bit ugly, depending on conditions, and it's a dim lens (constant f/8 aperture), limiting it's usefulness in less than optimum lighting. But, some of the alternatives can be quite pricey (not to mention much larger and heavier).
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Oops. Wrong link (now fixed). Here's the thread discussing this lens:

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I had adquired this lens 3 months ago and I'm satisfied with it. I have not explored its potencial but the I have taken are within I expected. Its a good lens to use in the long range and for subjects that must be distant. With some pratice yuo can obtain dramatic effects in the ambient light. Its the unique auto focus mirror lens in the world and that is very usefull in a lot of situations, Buy it and explore it. I must tell you that I owned a similar lens (without AF) from Soligor in the past 70s (1971-1974) and I took a lot of beautiful shots. I sold it in 1975.
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Hello m-o-s-e,

Where I acquired my Maxxum 50mm 1,7, he offer me a 500mm Minolta one..(Really don't saw or ask him about!), can do it for you...be there in Tel-Aviv...ask him to show me & after, write you how much is he asking for. Only next week at Wednesday can be there. What needed to be check if it's with "A" bayonet mount or maybe the previously "Manual" Minolta mount

Inform me what you decided?.

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