Rokinon 300mm f/5.6

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by Bimjo, May 29, 2013.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    First image of the Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 Mirror for NEX! | sonyalpharumors

    Compact goodness? Yes, it's a mirror lens and presumably has all the quirks/drawbacks of the genre, but it's 300mm and it's small. And Rokinon has a good reputation, so maybe they worked some magic on this and it'll actually turn out to be a decent lens. I see it for those rare times when I need more than 210mm, but I'd sure not like to shoot birds with it full time. ;)
     
  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    It's looking nice and small for a 300mm lens, but it's a specialty lens, I surely won't buy it because I wouldn't know what to do with it.
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I look at it like a fisheye- useful in specific circumstances, but not an everyday lens.

    Rokinon/Samyang is really cranking out some interesting lenses lately. I'd love to see them bring out a MF UWA rectilinear prime, something around 10mm f/4 would be most excellent.
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very cool. Glad to see vendors continuing to support the platform.

    Now if they could get OSS in that, that would make a great lens.