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    Cool 500 mm lens

    Hi, i use a sony A100 i am in Australia and take photos of surfers and find that the 300 mm lens is not quite getting the shot i would like so would a 500 mm be the way to go i just need that extra focus for the up close in your face shot so can anyone recommend a lens, thankyou.http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/image...lies/shade.gif

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    The Sony/Minolta 500mm reflex lens would fit the bill.

    http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/results....pe=1&offset=80
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    Thanks mate have you used one of them or seen the results of one and from what sort of distances were the photos taken thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade View Post
    Thanks mate have you used one of them or seen the results of one and from what sort of distances were the photos taken thankyou
    I have not used any of the lenses as I am not into wildlife at the moment. Perhaps you can do a search for pictures taken with this lens.
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    IIRC, it's MF, right??

    May not be easy to catch action shots....
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    The A100 is AF and i would need a AF 500 mm lens as well thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade View Post
    The A100 is AF and i would need a AF 500 mm lens as well thanks
    Won't be cheap....
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    IIRC, it's MF, right??

    May not be easy to catch action shots....
    The Sony/Minolta 500mm reflex is AF. The Nikon and canon ones are MF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade View Post
    The A100 is AF and i would need a AF 500 mm lens as well thanks
    Then get the sony one.

    If you want image samples, try searching flickr, or just google "Sony Minolta 500mm reflex"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    The Sony/Minolta 500mm reflex is AF. The Nikon and canon ones are MF.
    I see... thanks.
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    You get donut bokeh!

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    There is a review for this lens:

    Sony 500mm f8 SAL-50080 Lens Review

    Contain sample pictures taken with this lens.

    Or... You can also see one picture taken by one of Alpha user here.

    Last edited by lenrek; 13th March 2009 at 05:34 PM.

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    Great review can you tell me if this would be great for surfing photos Where there is so much happening and changing of distance as i think the f8 may hold me back on buying this lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade View Post
    Great review can you tell me if this would be great for surfing photos Where there is so much happening and changing of distance as i think the f8 may hold me back on buying this lens
    Well... In Singapore, there isn't that much wind to surf, however I do expect people would surf in a sunny day and at the beach. Which mean, not in a dark or low light situation. So, I think, F8 is not a problem.

    I think, there are other lenses that support 500mm zoom from Sigma or Tamron, but if I remember correctly, they are quite heavy.

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    Unfortunately, surfing is done in low to very low light as well ,mainly due to cyclonic conditions as of late, and causes great surf, as i already use the 300mm with good results, i do need to get that in your face pic ,so maybe i should consider the sigma, thank you.
    Last edited by Cascade; 16th March 2009 at 08:54 AM. Reason: bad punctuation sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade View Post
    Unfortunately surfing is done in low to very low light as well mainly due to cyclonic conditions as of late and causes great surf as i already use the 300mm with good results i do need to get that in your face pic so maybe i should consider the sigma thank you.
    OT: Can you please try adding some punctuation? It would make your sentences easier to read.

    If you're worried about f/8, just try taking shots with your existing 300mm at f/8. At ISO 200-400, what's your shutter speed like?
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    Or get the 600mm f4 lens if you have the dough.
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    Thank-you for your comments, I will try your suggestions.

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