Lens Test: Minolta AF 500mm F/8 Reflex


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Drudkh

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Got this lens 2nd hand and its in pretty good condition internally. Many people dislikes the donut bokeh effects in the out of focus areas in a shot but I find it pretty good if the background is far away. This is the most lightweight and smallest lens (665g) among the 500mm lenses making it hand holdable, no mono/tri-pod required. It has a minimum focusing distance of 4m and comes with a clear integral filter, as well as an ND4 integral filter.

The only cons about this lens are its fixed aperture at f/8, donut bokeh and some may find it slow in auto-focusing. Hey! it auto-focuses! I would say the focusing speed is comparable to the Minolta AF 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 APO. Well, lets see some sample shots (EXIF available).


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As you can see from the last shot, the donut bokeh is very obvious, much obvious than the rest.
 

Drudkh

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flame? need to find where's my lighter.
no model shoot, but here's a shot of passer-by. ;p


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TMC

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you bought the cookie tin lens? man you are in desperate need for range is it :bsmilie:?
 

Drudkh

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desperate? :rolleyes: if i am, i would have Hart mailed the lens rather than wait for him to bring back.
pls stop the OT posts.
 

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Drudkh said:
desperate? :rolleyes: if i am, i would have Hart mailed the lens rather than wait for him to bring back.
pls stop the OT posts.
wha ..new toy...
:devil:
 

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