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480sparky
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Sauntered into the local camera store yesterday and spotted a slightly rare lens in the Used Nikon case: A Nikkor Reflex 500mm f/8N.

After sleeping on it last night, I went back this morning and picked "Big Daddy" up.



Came with the hood, a Tiffen 82mm Haze filter, cap and L39C rear filter.



Mar 20, 2013 at 09:59 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · "Big Daddy" came home today


It looks like a beast. Any sample pics?


Mar 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Not really all that big.



No sample pix yet, unless you want to be bored with a test shot of my shed.



Mar 21, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Check for de-silveration (is that a word?) of the mirrors. Seems to be somewhat of a common issue with these bad boys.

Looking forward to seeing your sample shots!

C



Mar 21, 2013 at 02:28 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · "Big Daddy" came home today


I've often thought about getting one of those as an inexpensive and light-weight way of getting some reach.


Mar 21, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Shooting astronomy?


Mar 21, 2013 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · "Big Daddy" came home today


I've used one of these before....cool lens, but not something I'd see myself using often.


Mar 21, 2013 at 04:23 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · "Big Daddy" came home today


i found this version to be better at close-ups, and subjects no further than 200 feet. it renders very good detail at these distances ... but watch out for vignetting. the older Nikkor-C version is even brighter, and thus doesn't vignette as much. however it really shines when shooting targets beyond 200 feet and up to to infinity. these, along with the 1000mm f11 are really fun lenses.

if you've never used CAT's before, spend some time learning how to tame the bokeh so it complements your subjects and stays fun to use.



Mar 21, 2013 at 05:00 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · "Big Daddy" came home today


I haven't used mine much lately but it's a great (and under appreciated) lens. Here are a few samples (all shot hand held with either a D3 or D3s):


St. Mark's Basin, Venice by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


Silhouette & Sailboat by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


Tramonto, Lago di Garda by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


Fading Light by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


A Dip in the Sea by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


Lago di Garda by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


Down These Mean Streets... by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr




Mar 21, 2013 at 06:53 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · "Big Daddy" came home today


nice photo set! I like the dipping in the sea shot -- shows the circle patterns produced by this lens.


Mar 21, 2013 at 01:29 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · "Big Daddy" came home today


I want to throw one on a V1 for some crazy reach!

Did a quick search on ebay for 500mm Nikon and check out the related searches:

"Related searches for 500mm nikon : nikon 500mm f4 sex toys nikon 800mm"

Lol. Brings a new meaning to "big daddy". What are people doing with these long lenses that I don't know about?



Mar 21, 2013 at 03:32 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · "Big Daddy" came home today


dgjean wrote:
I haven't used mine much lately but it's a great (and under appreciated) lens. Here are a few samples (all shot hand held with either a D3 or D3s):

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3367/3529861115_b51da87af6_o.jpg
St. Mark's Basin, Venice by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2767/4456123825_2ca4012389_o.jpg
Silhouette & Sailboat by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2618/4157349753_cb4fef78b1_o.jpg
Tramonto, Lago di Garda by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4146/4995491982_bbcba5a07a_o.jpg
Fading Light by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4149/4989913404_7303d1a3e7_o.jpg
A Dip in the Sea by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4034/4443586256_b39c801354_o.jpg
Lago di Garda by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2386/3544931359_09b27638df_o.jpg
Down These Mean Streets... by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr



those are exceptional, great



Mar 21, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · "Big Daddy" came home today



Good luck, 480sparky, with your new lens. The Nikon 500mm mirror seems to be much better than the Yashica I tried some years ago.

dgjean
You seem to master it. Great shots alltogether.



Mar 21, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · "Big Daddy" came home today


The Reflex-Nikkor 1000/11 Ai is actually a bit sharper than the 500 and it's the real Big Daddy. Here are a couple of 1000/11 shots:


Beneath the Bridge by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


Lago di Garda by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr




Mar 21, 2013 at 04:46 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · "Big Daddy" came home today


dgjean wrote:
The Reflex-Nikkor 1000/11 Ai is actually a bit sharper than the 500 and it's the real Big Daddy. Here are a couple of 1000/11 shots:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6077/6095938635_c9facc84d3_o.jpg
Beneath the Bridge by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6806124283_b96e0deec0_o.jpg
Lago di Garda by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr



Wow...These images and the images from your other post in this thread...just stunning, and another WOW for the amount of lenses you own!!



Mar 21, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Good to see some images Don. We've missed you at the MF thread.

I also like this lens and it grows on one with use.

Peter



Mar 21, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · "Big Daddy" came home today


This was taken some years ago with my 500mm f8 reflex using my D70





Masked Weaver nest

  NIKON D70    0mm    f/0.0    1/125s    -1.0 EV  




Mar 21, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Questar made one as well,, very hard to locate but an astounding lens in the correct hands,,

donut bokeh is tough to handle so your background is vital,,

they can be an enjoyable lens,,

Derry



Mar 21, 2013 at 07:49 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Here is a recent shot using the Reflex 500 C




  NIKON D700    500mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    1600 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Mar 21, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · "Big Daddy" came home today


Wow, that brings back memories! I remember being rather disappointed with it in about 1980. My expectations were obviously unrealistic.

EBH



Mar 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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