Just got a Minolta f8 500mm reflex, and...

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Tim Crammond Contributing Member • Posts: 812
Just got a Minolta f8 500mm reflex, and...

...and naturally it has the ND filter, but not the 'clear' one.

I don't see any likely way of getting this part at a not utterly insane price, so can I just tape over the drop-in filter slot, or is the clear filter required for exact focus?  It was overcast today and hard to get enough light to really test it, but it it seemed to be producing more or less in focus images handheld, albeit at very high ISO and shutter speeds (it's a bit hard to imagine it being so bright that you'd need the ND filter at f8 500mm!)

Tim

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