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01-07-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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anyone tested Rokinon 800mm ?

Rokinon 800mm Multi-Coated Mirror Lens with 2x Teleconverter it should me like 1600mm

any images samples?

01-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Someone failed at reviewing it here:
Rokinon 800mm f8.0 Manual focus mirror lens Lens Reviews - Miscellaneous Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
01-09-2012, 05:33 AM   #3
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...but the review got approximately 2500 views!
you get what you pay for - 1600 mm would require a massive tripod.
01-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #4
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From what I see on those pics I imagine I would pass. If they are either cropped or shrunk down that small I can still see craptastic quality on them.

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Well, no one is perfect.......

And to be honest, I ended up giving that lens away as the CA and softness was more than I wanted to deal with. For ~$200 it was fun to play with, but as I got more serious I found that the Sigma 150-500mm gave far better results.
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My K-7 with 800mm F8 Rokinon

There is no tripod socket so the body holds all the weight. For the money (under $200) it's a fun lens but I prefer using my ED scopes like my Orion EON 72, Meade 102 ED APO, Pentax PF80-ED, Celestron 100mm ED spotting scope etc.

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