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

AF 500mm f/8 Mirror Reflex Maxxum

User Reviews (3)

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Charles Bragg   Expert [Feb 13, 2000]
Model Reviewed: AF 500mm f/8 Mirror Reflex Maxxum
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Customer Service

Excellent. Sent in once many years ago and repaired right the first time.

Similar Products Used: Manual focus mirror lenses - absolutely awful compared to Minolta.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Jeff Poon   Intermediate [Sep 11, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Customer Service

Not require yet

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Manfred Maisch   Intermediate [Nov 09, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Customer Service

until now there was no need for service

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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