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    GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    I went back to the Fort Worth Zoo today hoping that the Spring Break crowd had found other diversions.. it was much better. I took the GF1 and the Minolta 500mm Rokkor with me along with the 45-200mm Panny.

    The shot below was taken with the Rokkor. The Rhino was about 30 to 40 yards away. This is not a crop. This is the full frame shot. I shot it at ISO 800 at 1/3200 because the lens is f/8 and I did not have a tripod with me. I bought the lens on eBay for $150. Mint condition, appears to have never been used. The lens is quite small due to its design.. a mirror lens... you can read about it here: http://www.rokkorfiles.com/500mm.htm



    And here is my favorite primate portrait of the day... more on the website in the GF1 section.

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    Re: GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    nice work ... did you do anything for contrast?

    having a 300 at the moment I'm considering the 500 mirror lenses to compliment that. Seeing these images reminds me of the fact that by picking background that the donought OOF areas are not bad.

    thanks for posting :-)

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    Re: GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    Real nice Jim,
    This is the first time I've seen a long shot that really turned me on . The portrait is beautiful. You've made good use of the lens. Thanks so much for posting what you see with it...

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    Re: GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    Great shot, Jim. Love the others on your site too!

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    Re: GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    great shots with the mirror lens. your pictures really take advantage of the strengths of that lens

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    Re: GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    Impressive. The primate portrait is excellent!

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    Re: GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    nice work ... did you do anything for contrast?

    having a 300 at the moment I'm considering the 500 mirror lenses to compliment that. Seeing these images reminds me of the fact that by picking background that the donought OOF areas are not bad.

    thanks for posting :-)
    Just normal contrast adjustment. And you are right.. pick the right scene and you don't get the doughnuts. It's a nice lens to have as an option when you really need reach...just have a tripod handy and forget low light work with it without one.
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    Re: GF1 with 500mm Rokkor

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    Real nice Jim,
    This is the first time I've seen a long shot that really turned me on . The portrait is beautiful. You've made good use of the lens. Thanks so much for posting what you see with it...
    The Rhino shot was with the 50mm the Primate Portrait was taken with the the 45-200mm Panny lens.
    Jim Radcliffe
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    His eyes tell you there is a lot going on in there.

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