Rokinon 650-1300 ????

Started Jul 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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yodermk Senior Member • Posts: 1,173
Rokinon 650-1300 ????

I never knew this thing existed, but just saw it perusing ebay.  Searching this forum yielded no results, but B&H and others have it:

The reviews at B&H and other places seem reasonably positive.  For $240 it may be in the "what the heck" range.

I'm just wondering how sharp it will be.  I mainly want a supertele for close-up moon shots and maybe occasional wildlife in bright daylight.  (I realize for that I'll need a tripod, daylight, and high ISO.)  I don't care about MF or slow aperture.  As much as I'd love a Canon big white, I'd have to save for years for it and I don't think I'd use it enough to justify that.

Would be great if still sharp with a Canon 2X TC III on a 60D, but that may be wishful thinking.

Has anyone here used it?  Thoughts?

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If it's a *Single* Lens Reflex, why do I need so many lenses?

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