What's the point? Samyang Reflex 300mm f/6.3 UMC CS

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What's the point? Samyang Reflex 300mm f/6.3 UMC CS
6 months ago

I get 500mm & 800mm mirror lenses - they're relatively inexpensive, compact and light... but these benefits are surely slight in a 300mm lens, while the trade-offs remain just as big - fixed (and small) aperture, fixed focal length, manual focus, donuts etc.

It's a pretty reasonable assumption that Samyang know their market better than I do, so can anyone enlighten me as to why they feel there's a market for a relatively short focal length mirror lens when, say, a 55-250 is similarly compact and light and available for £120 second hand, or an entry level 70-300 new for less than £100?

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