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04-05-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Rokinon 800mm Mirror

Hey, just bought the Rokinon 800mm mirror lens and it's pretty good. Get over the no AF, fixed aperture. Work with changing the ISO and shutter speeds, get a monopod/tripod and all is OK.

These were taken hand held ISO 800, at 1/800 with fixed f8.0 at a distance of about 80 feet.

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Good pics. The advantage of the mirror lens is cost and bulk. An equal 800mm prime in the f/2.8-5.6 range will cost you both your arms and legs and maybe you back and belly for intrest!
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Can you repost these shots before all the post processing? It is really hard to tell just what the image quality of this lens is with all the halos.
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I did no post processing whatsoever. Those were straight off the SCHD card, sized and posted. Data is: 1/800sec, 800 ISO, f8.0 (fixed) hand held at about a distance of 80 ft. Not the best but OK for a few Franklins. If I was to post the originals, they are at 11mpg each. Not possible. I don't know what to do to get better image quality when posting other than using MS Office Image manager to get them to document size, or exporting from PS.

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