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Test shots of Green Heron with an old lens .....@600mm
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Feb 10, 2019 12:19:06   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
I acquired this lens many years ago to use with the Pentax 645 - it is a Russian made "ARAX 500mm f5.6" - at least that is what it says - but my experience shows that it is more like 600mm f6.7-to 8 - and I have used it with adapter on the Pentax. I have also used it on my old Canon 60D.

I recently got an adapter to use it on the Sony A77II so I went out to see what I could get ......This is manual focus with manual exposure settings - and I was very lucky to find a Green Heron to do some modeling ..... I am not happy with the noise I am getting with the Sony now for some reason 8-(

These are from a braced monopod, 1/320, ISO 400 at whatever the f-stop really is - 6.7 or 8, DOF is very thin - subject distance about 45 feet and these cropped about 20% .....as always, shot as JPEG with judicious PP in Elements 9. Lighting was late afternoon with Sun low in the sky and color corrected for the warm light.

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Feb 10, 2019 12:27:40   #
TonyF
 
Wow, don't get rid of that 'old' lens!

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Feb 10, 2019 13:04:49   #
DaveO (a regular here)
 
Nothing like a good reflection!

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Feb 10, 2019 13:45:25   #
Hal81 (a regular here)
 
Very sharp.

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Feb 10, 2019 14:18:11   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
TonyF wrote:
Wow, don't get rid of that 'old' lens!


Thanks Tony ! ...

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Feb 10, 2019 14:19:08   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
DaveO wrote:
Nothing like a good reflection!


Thanks Dave ! .......he was a good model !

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Feb 10, 2019 14:19:40   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
Hal81 wrote:
Very sharp.


Thanks Hal !

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Feb 10, 2019 16:00:59   #
DOOK (a regular here)
 
Great result Larry.

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Feb 10, 2019 16:50:14   #
vonzip (a regular here)
 
Well done experiment. vz

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Feb 10, 2019 17:45:06   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
DOOK wrote:
Great result Larry.


Thank you so much Earl !

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Feb 11, 2019 07:49:40   #
chippy65 (a regular here)
 
some of those old Russian/East German lenses were/are very good

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Feb 11, 2019 08:20:08   #
tcthome (a regular here)
 
The noise in the blue is minor. Great pics.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:32:17   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
vonzip wrote:
Well done experiment. vz


Thanks Von !

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Feb 11, 2019 08:37:16   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
You're lying! Everyone knows old lenses can't produce good pictures!

Great results Larry.

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Feb 11, 2019 09:26:45   #
Richie G
 
Love it.

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