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Konica Minolta AF 500mm f/8 Mirror Reflex Maxxum 35mm Primes

4/5 (3 Reviews)


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length500mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/8
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance156 in
    Picture Angle5 degrees
    Groups / Elements7 Elements in 5 Groups
    Diameter3.13 in
    Length4.63 in
    Weight23.44 oz
    MPN2572618
    Product ID20724821

Product Description



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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Manfred Maisch a Intermediate from Germany

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2000

Strengths:    very lightweight and handy, very quick Autofokus, very sharp pictures in the center and in corners,

Weaknesses:    f/8 is too slowl for a 500mm lens, significant loss of light in the corners


Bottom Line:   
It's an ideal lens if you are traveling or have to carry your equipment. The mirrorlens type of the background is sometimes disturbing I have shot a lot of bird-photographs over the years with excelent results, if therewas enough light. I use a monopod for better sharpness.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   none

Type of photography:   Sports


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Poon a Intermediate from Toronto, Ontario

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2000

Strengths:    Fast AF, light weight and short. Easy to carry.

Weaknesses:    Only supplied with one normal and
one 4xND filters. would be nice if a 2xND filter can also be supplied.


Bottom Line:   
Pictures are very sharp even at corners. Autofocus comes in very handy for taking candid shot of people. Use a monopod to obtain sharper pictures.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Henry's Camera at downtown Toronto

Similar Products Used:   None

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charles Bragg a Expert from Los Angeles, CA USA

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2000

Strengths:    Lightweight and short; easily locks AF even in dim light.

Weaknesses:    f8 only (actual f10 I think). In fact, being unable to stop down is as big a problem as the low light gathering.

Bottom Line:   
For the vacationing amateur, an excellent choice. Getting shots requires you always be ready. This lens and camera fit in a short zoom Tamrac hip belt - very handy. Sharpness is very good.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   Manual focus mirror lenses - absolutely awful compared to Minolta.

Type of photography:   Other



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