Howdy all,

I have had a big Gear acquisition week. I have in my possession 3 additional cameras. As seen elsewhere, I managed to get my hands on a Koni-Omega rapid rangefinder(my first MF camera). I was also given a Finetta 88.

But, the kit that I want to ask about is the Minolta. I have gotten my hands on a XE-1 and 4 lenses.

The lens that I want to ask about is the Tamron 500mm F8 that came with this kit. Its one that I haven't seen before. It is about 600mm long, is F8 to F22, but the aperture is not coupled to the camera.

Does anyone know anything about this lens? I am very curious.