Minolta MD 500mm F8 RF with two 2x converters or ‘Minolta MD 2000mm F32.0’
Minolta MD 500mm F8 RF with two 2x converters
It’s a good time to test something with a 2m focal distance. Just for fun.
As you can see on the photo, here we have the set of:
- Minolta MD RF 500mm 1:8
- Minolta MD 2x Tele Converter 300-S
- Minolta MD 2x Tele Converter 300-L
As a result: the optical system with 2000mm focal distance and effective aperture F32. This set has been mounted on Sony Alpha 7II camera, 35mm/24mpx.
Very compact size for such abilities, however.
Here is the review of the lens
Here is something like a review of Minolta MD 2x Tele Converter 300-S
What about Converter 300-L – there are no tests on the site for today. I just can say that this converter has been designed for “Long lenses” – “L”, and suitable for Minolta(s) equal or longer than 300mm focal distance.
The preview of the environment taken with a standard 50mm lens
Red square, as you guessed, is the frame area for our “Minolta MD 2000mm F32.0”.
- ISO 800
- IBIS is ON and set for 1m lenses
- Tripod and additional support for the lens
RAW has been converted in Capture One with slight light correction – no any affecting for resolution or contrast. JPEG quality 80%.
By the way: three shots have been taken in purpose to select the one, it is needed to avoid consequences of misfocusing or shaking, but all three were fine and looks like a twins. For me, it means that set can be used with quite big confidence in the stable result.
OK, looks enough of a data, so… Ta-Daaaam
Minolta MD 500mm F8 RF with two 2x converters – this is it (clickable of course)
I’m not sure that the conclusion is needed here, but why not? This set is much better than I expected at least, not a fantastic of course but enough usable. The experiment is successful.