Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex

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Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex

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Open topic, please add your photos with 500F8 Reflex lens here.
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Good start Valery. My drivers are not connected back yet due to windows replacement work going on at home.
I will start adding to thread soon.

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Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex

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Thanks for starting the thread, Valery. I like those landscapes. :) Is there a name for that type of rock art?

I think that it’s a shame that this lens was discontinued now that we finally have cameras with the technology (high ISO and high shutter speeds) that can enable it to be used effectively while being handheld. And it’s autofocus too!

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A99, Sony 500mm Reflex, F8, 1/1600, ISO 2000
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Good shots! Thank you!
smulnik wrote:Thanks for starting the thread, Valery. I like those landscapes. :) Is there a name for that type of rock art?
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it's Inuksuk - landmark or directions. Probably this article has better explanation :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuksuk
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Thanks Valery!

I think that sports fans would go nuts for this lens too. Usually you have to have a "press pass" in order to get into a stadium with a big lens, but no one at the gates gives this small lens a second look. I get the usual "come on in and have a nice day" greeting. :)

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Can you hit this one?
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smulnik wrote:Thanks Valery!

I think that sports fans would go nuts for this lens too. Usually you have to have a "press pass" in order to get into a stadium with a big lens, but no one at the gates gives this small lens a second look. I get the usual "come on in and have a nice day" greeting. :)

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Very good shots!
For the sport "press pass" works only sometime, most of the time they not really friendly to the press too. :) It's commercial events, especially a hockey games.
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Sig,
Very nice shots. I guess it helps to have a bright day to get some sharp images.

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I don't own one but enjoyed these shots very much...

Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex

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Thanks everyone. :)

Even though this lens was designed to be a compact/lightweight telephoto, I often challenge myself to find ways to use its odd bokeh to create something artsy. :)

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There were purple lights in the bushes behind this skeleton. The len's bokeh makes them look a bit like spooky eyeballs. :D
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A not-so weeping angel. :P
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To me this looks almost like an etching because of the way the storm clouds were distorted by the bokeh.
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Sig,
Very cool set. Love it.

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smulnik wrote:Thanks everyone. :)

Even though this lens was designed to be a compact/lightweight telephoto, I often challenge myself to find ways to use its odd bokeh to create something artsy. :)

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There were purple lights in the bushes behind this skeleton. The len's bokeh makes them look a bit like spooky eyeballs. :D
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Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex

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It's good to see this forum back and free of spam. Here are a few Minolta AF 500mm Reflex shots from the archive:

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Gull feeding | A7 III

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Red kite in a tree | A7 III

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Take off | A65 photomerge
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Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex

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Howard,
Welcome (back) to the forum. Excellent shots,love the third one, especially.

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Cheers!
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Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex

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Lovely shots indeed!
The last of the photo-merge is exceptional.

Thanks for sharing, Howard.

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