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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:04 am    Post subject: What's the lens ? Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity....

What's that lens ?

Picture is from 1970

PHOTO : FRANCIS MATTON


PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems to be the first Nikon model of a 500mm F8 mirror lens, which was released in 1968. You can check it here:

https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/5008.htm


PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand held?


PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
Hand held?


Why not?

I used my mirror lenses handheld on film & still do on digital unless the crop factor makes the FOV too small. 900mm equivalent is practical, I generally need support for longer but have managed a 1000mm scope on MFT with it just tucked under my arm.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe somebody knows those body settings can tell us shutter speed?


PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
Maybe somebody knows those body settings can tell us shutter speed?

1/500 if my eyes don't trick me and the ASA knob on this FTn finder is indeed set in the way that the position between 100 and 200 is pointing back


PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex TG wrote:
visualopsins wrote:
Maybe somebody knows those body settings can tell us shutter speed?

1/500 if my eyes don't trick me and the ASA knob on this FTn finder is indeed set in the way that the position between 100 and 200 is pointing back


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
Hand held?

Canon nFD 500/8 Hand held A7r, not the best example as I just missed focus, but certainly doable.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:
papasito wrote:
Hand held?

Canon nFD 500/8 Hand held A7r, not the best example as I just missed focus, but certainly doable.


Yes, hand held.

Wow!!!!


PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
Hand held?


Why not? If you can get shutter speed to 1/500 it'll be fine.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigma 600mm f/8 -- Canon F-1, Kodachrome 64 shot at EI 80. Hand held, of course.