Found one at last!
Been looking for a good condition copy of the Sony or Minolta (identical, just name change) 500mm Reflex lens for an age, only managing to find ones online in bad condition, or missing the essential filters, or just too damned expensive.
Today, was picking up some final bits for my trip to the UK, i quickly popped into a local recycle shop that sometimes has some decent lenses for sale, and there it was...
...A Minolta 500mm Reflex, in MINT (looks never used) condition with leather case, and filters. And best of all only ¥30,000!
I wanted this lens for it's reach, the raving reviews on many lens sites, and most importantly its a 500mm Reflex that has Auto focus! Unique to Minolta/Sony.
So yup, im a happy bunny right now. I will post up some sample shots, once the weather stops raining!