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E-P2 with 250/5.6 Rokkor mirror lens

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Wlodek, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Wlodek

    Wlodek Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Feb 19, 2011
    BC, Canada
    Hand held, this lens really needs a tripod.

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  2. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    very good. appears unusually sharp and contrasty for a long mirror.
    be interested to know how far away the pigeon was, and what PP you applied (including crop, if any)

    EDIT: hmm just looked at the price of these little sweeties ... not surprised the quality's there!
     
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  3. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Very nice! This was one of my favorite lenses and the reason I owned a Minolta body with my Pentax equipment. I had a 3rd party 300/5.6 with my G1 but it was not half as good.

    There is a rumor that Panasonic is working to get the 500/8 mirror lens redesigned for m4/3 and possibly even this 250/5.6. If they do I will be first in line as this would be great for hiking.
     
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  4. Wlodek

    Wlodek Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Feb 19, 2011
    BC, Canada
    Thank you all for the kind comments. There was very little PP on the photo: a bit of sharpening and curve adjusting in Camera Raw. No cropping. The pigeon was a fair distance; the lens magnifies 10X vs normal (25mm) lens.
    I had this lens for decades. Originally I converted it to a Nikon mount. Now with a Nikon converter on the E-P2.
     
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  5. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

    342
    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    .. am I the only one to see Two pigeons here? :smile: or maybe that's another sort, kinda hard to tell!

    Great image BTW, a keeper lens for sure!
     
  6. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    no (you're not the only one)
     
  7. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I have to say that it is just a perfect shot and with that other bird in it is a plus....I saw it but had to read all the comments before I did...one comment...that sharp and hand held?? Just amazing!!
     
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  8. pana-animalartist

    pana-animalartist Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Jan 17, 2011
    Northeast USA
    Great shot- love the other pigeon in the tube- I wonder if they nest in there?

    Nice clarity with this lens.
     
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  9. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Mar 3, 2010
    I think its excellent saturated and sharp
     
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  10. Wlodek

    Wlodek Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Feb 19, 2011
    BC, Canada
    I actually noticed the second pigeon (looks like a youngster) only after I got the photo on the computer monitor.
     
  11. Lili

    Lili Mu-43 Veteran

    203
    Apr 24, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Awesome shot, superb IQ, Lighting and Composition
    Bravo!
     
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