Showcase Samyang 500mm f/6.3 Mirror Reflex

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by cybertron, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. cybertron

    cybertron TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 29, 2012
    Michael Widegren
    Recently bought this mirror reflex because I need something longer than my 55-210. Despite what many people feels about them,
    I actually find the Samyang (or in my case it is Richarm) quite good, it is hard for me to get the focus right every time, but practice make perfect :D

    The below pictures are taken from the ground, handheld in sun/cloudy afternoon with my Nex F3. The birds were on my houseroof and is quite small (around 7-9 cm). Since I shoot RAW I have applied my usual sharpening, and contrast/saturation etc. little more contrast and vibrance than usual though.

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Mirrors get a pretty hard knock from most, usually because of the donut bokeh on highlights. My problem was I could never seem to get the thing to focus properly. You obviously have that issue licked. ;)
     
  3. Electric Shepherd

    Electric Shepherd TalkEmount Regular

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    May 12, 2012
    Leicestershire, U.K.
    Ben
    Agreed, focus on the subject looks spot on! Donut bokeh however, mmm.
     
  4. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    May 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Larry
    Nice shots. I'm assuming the last picture is cropped as the bird is larger than the others. It's nicely in focus for being enlarged. Well done.

    Larry
     
  5. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    May 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Larry
    How about a picture of the lens/camera combo. Did you need an adaptor?

    Larry
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ya, they are problematic, but under the right circumstances they can get some nice images.
     
  7. cybertron

    cybertron TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 29, 2012
    Michael Widegren
    Yes, an adapter is required. Nex to T2 it was inkluded with the lens in My case.

    Yes the last image is cropped.

    Thanks to all of you ;)
     
  8. cybertron

    cybertron TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 29, 2012
    Michael Widegren
    Here is a 100% sample
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