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09-03-2009, 06:08 AM   #16
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Some more from my Tammy:
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Also posted more here to show this lens's versatility...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/72141-versatile-mirror.html


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09-03-2009, 05:31 PM   #17
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Found a Sigma 600mm shot while cleaning up some files today

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That bokeh is real 60's stuff!
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I actually like reflex lenses (yes i'm cheap )

Jpegs right out of my K100DS, no cropping.











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I note virtually all of these are 500 F8's (OK one 600).

this has inspired me to get out my 1000mm F11 Celestron C90.

I will make an honest attempt to get some shots, as it has been a whole year since I sorted out the fibration issue with the lens mount, and haven't taken a serious shot with it yet.

Long weekend here I come
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Very nice images ASH!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I note virtually all of these are 500 F8's (OK one 600).

this has inspired me to get out my 1000mm F11 Celestron C90.

I will make an honest attempt to get some shots, as it has been a whole year since I sorted out the fibration issue with the lens mount, and haven't taken a serious shot with it yet.

Long weekend here I come
I was using an MTO f10 1000mm.

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Ivoire, I like how the colours of that sparrow come back in the seeds he's sitting at!

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Very nice images ASH!
I second that! I have to practice a lot more with my mirror lens before I will get pictures of this quality......
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Just to know: what is the shortest mirror lens ever produced?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zav Quote
Just to know: what is the shortest mirror lens ever produced?
I guess the Minolta RF Rokkor-X 250mm F/5.6 is the shortest, at least among lenses available to the general public -- there were strange mirror lenses of all focal lengths designed for scientific and military applications.

The Tamron SP 350mm F/5.6 is also one of the shortest and lightest mirror lenses available. Here are a few pictures taken in Cambodia with this lens (sorry if you have already seen them):

















And if you ask me, I don't think it's suitable to remove the donut bokeh with Photoshop. Most of the time, it looks just nice! And what's the purpose of using a mirror lens if you make the pictures look as if they were taken with a not-so-sharp ordinary telezoom?

Cheers!

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09-04-2009, 03:38 AM   #27
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Oh can I join your club please.

All taken with a Vivitat Series 1 800mm f8. I like mirror lenses slightly bad boy image and if anybody says they are crap is wrong.



Watch the birdy.


This looks a bit soft it's just that the turbines a so far away.


This was a bit of an experiment to see if this shot was even possible. I think I need to try again.
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Thanks Raybo & Rense - I'll give credit to the Tamron 500/8. I think it's a fine piece of handiwork done to perfection.
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Some nice pics all around. I don't find the donut bokeh to be bad as illustrated by that BnW boat shot (very cool). Many shooters turn down the chance to own a mirror lens due to the negative feedback that is posted in forums which is a shame. Its an inexpensive tool for seeing the world differently. I'm looking forward to using my recently acquired Tamron 500b once the adaptall mount arrives.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
I actually like reflex lenses (yes i'm cheap )

Jpegs right out of my K100DS, no cropping.


I was going to post a moonshot, but I see you've got that covered... thats SHARP!
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