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Mirror lens arrived today

Discussion in 'Lens Matters' started by Stephen Rundle, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

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  2. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Is the Minolta/Sony fit mirror the only one with AF?
  3. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

  4. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Minolta made two AF reflex lenses .
    One is the 500mm f/8 reflex in A mount , which Minolta and Sony SLR , DSLRs and SLTs use , and the less well known Minolta Vectis 400mm f/8 reflex .
    This was used on the APS film Vectis SLRs , and the digital Minolta DiMage RD-3000 .

    Both of which I have and they give good results .
  5. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Years ago I had a Minolta AF f/8 and it worked very well but was not as sharp as a 400mm telephoto lens I also had. The big advantage was its compactness.
  6. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

  7. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    The trick with mirror lenses is nailing the point of focus , and getting a high enough shutter speed .
  8. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

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    shot at 50mm, 120mm Nikkor 120-400

    500mm Centon mirror lens VERY dull day so 20,000 (set to manual how I always shoot and auto ISO)

    Remembering the VERY shallow DOF at F8 on a 500 I am happy for £59 inc. postage

    Of course there is a difference, when shooting important things, Sigma Sport, when out for a walk I'll keep the Mirror in my pocket

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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2020
  9. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Siggy 150-600 sport v Centon Mirror lens


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