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post #1 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Coyote on the Hunt and Some Mulies

I recently picked up an old Soviet 500mm F8 mirror lens, a 3M-5C-MC. I decided to modify my Photosniper stock (another Soviet era photography kit) to use the new mirror lens and my Sony Nex 5n. The 5N's shutter is pressed with the stock's trigger via a pushrod.

3M-5A-MC-with-Photosniper-Stock-1 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

I took this setup out today to do a little wildlife photography. It turned out not to be a good day for photos since we had a low cloud ceiling all day and the dust was blowing with winds in the 10-20 m.p.h. range.

That, combined with the F8 lens made it necessary to use pretty high ISO during shooting (between 2000-3200 ISO).

That would have been fine with my D600, but the Nex 5N isn't near as good at those high ISO settings (although not extremely bad).

With that said, here are a few photos.

I came up on a lone coyote watching over a prairie dog town.

24-Nov-2012-1 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

He stalked up to a prairie dog and got him

24-Nov-2012-2 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

All that hard work made him sleepy (he didn't eat the prairie dog, probably saving him for later )

24-Nov-2012-3 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

Just a view to the west

24-Nov-2012-4 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

Here's a pretty good sized mulie. He was pushing around a tumble weed in the high grass

24-Nov-2012-5 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

Here's another mulie, quite a bit smaller than the first one

24-Nov-2012-6 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr

Well, that is it for today. I kind of like the way this mirror lens renders images. They aren't as sharp as my Nikkor 300mm F4, but they have a certain "old" look to the photos that I kind of like. It is definitely a lens you need to use on a bright day because of the F8 set aperture. I'll be bringing it out on the next bright day we have to see how it works at lower ISO's.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 09:50 PM
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Still interesting to see, thanks. Coyote appears to be well fed with a heavy coat. Much healthier looking than the ones in this area.

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I was just thinking it had been awhile since we'd seen some your fantastic photos. Nice shoots. Thanks.

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What do you listen to when you shoot?
Maybe if I listened to it too, I could take decent pictures.

Great shots, as usual.

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awesome pictures as usual!!

you have a talent and an amazing area to utilize it in...

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You say patahtoe

Which is correct:




I've heard both pronunciations for years.

Go hakafugu yourself.
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-26-2012, 01:20 PM
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You have a couple of found-off-the-beaten-path lenses now that you've proved are very useful. How do you find those mostly?

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-26-2012, 02:33 PM
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yours are the best

You continue to post the best pics. Thanks.
After enjoying many of your past postings and the great pictures I finally entered the world of real photography with my purchase of a new Fuji X10 last April. That's a huge leap from snapshots with my old handy pocket Nikon Coolpic L18 that traveled so many miles with me.
Maybe some day I'll have a good one of a Canadian beaver to compete with yours. ha ha

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