Rhino by the GF1 with a Minolta 500mm Rokkor
Shot with the GF1 and the Minolta 50mm Rokkor (1000mm equivalent) This Rhino was a good 30 to 40 yards away from me. I shot him at 1/3200 of a second at ISO 800. Why?
Because the 500mm Rokkor on the GF1 is equivalent to a 1000mm lens and it is almost impossible to hold it steady without a tripod. I had to use a very high shutter speed to avoid camera shake.
I braced myself, focused, exhaled and took the shot.
To read more about this lens click here. I bought mine on eBay for $150.00. It is in mint condition.
Looks like it was bought and never used. It does have some funky bokeh under certain lighting conditions. But if you need the reach and can shoot at f/8.. this is a pretty good bargain
and it is small due to the lens design. The 500mm uses a catadioptric design
to enable the 500mm focal length to be achieved in a smaller package. In other words, it is a mirror lens.