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01-10-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Rokinon 80-200mm f/4.5 (three shots)

Anybody here have this lens? I'm not experienced enough to know what to think of it and I don't have anything to compare it with.

It's certainly not easy to use being manual focus and manual aperture. I just use it as a toy now, not really expecting to get any keepers.

The three shots below are hand-held with my K100D at 200mm and cropped.

I think #1 is OK, but I don't really like #2 and #3. I also think the bokeh on #2 is really ugly. However, perhaps that's just the noise from ISO800 or something.

Any comments? Am I being unfair to the lens and should just use it better?

Shot 1. ISO200, 1/1000

Shot 2. ISO800, 1/1250

Shot 3. ISO800, 1/1250

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01-13-2010, 01:29 AM   #2
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01-23-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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You are NOT being unfair...

Hi Juu,

you are NOT being unfair to the lens! You cannot expect to get professional results from a non-professional lens. I have never heard of Rockinon but don't believe they are in the elite.

Jan Danko

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I understand it is not a known brand. In fact, I haven't been able to find anything on Rokinon.

And I do generally seem to get dull colours out of it, with rare exceptions. I wonder how much better, say, the Pentax-A 80-200mm F4.7-5.6 is, or any of the other old telezooms.


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