[LRflex] Re: Dog of a lens?

David Young wrote:

>I came away with an unintended purchase, but I couldn't pass it 
>by....  especially at the price!
>
>It's a 500mm f8 Reflex Nikkor, and by general reputation, it's no 
>good for taking photos...
>
>But I'm not so sure...
>
>http://www.furnfeather.net/Temps/Warbler.html

I found it to be a sharp lens on those rare occasions when there was enough 
light for a fast shutter speed, but the mirror-lens backgrounds, light fall-off 
and lack of aperture got tiresome after a while.

http://wildlightphoto.com/birds/picidae/acwo01.html


Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
http://www.wildlightphoto.com


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