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9.0 out of 10

Rokinon 500mm f/6.3

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Reviews and Problems with Rokinon 500mm f/6.3

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Overall 6
6.0

It takes getting used.

Elliott929, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: It took me awhile to get used to shooting in manuel. It was bright sunlight,so I was able to focus most of the time. I have an Olympus EM5.I think the lens felt heavier than the camera. If handled properly you can get some good shots using a tripod.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged
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Overall 10
10

Stunning Images

J-Rome, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I've used this lens for mainly nature photography, and it's incredibly sharp. Also tried my hand at lunar photography, on a cropped sensor camera it's equivalent to an 800mm and you can get some really nice shots of the lunar craters.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

I love this lens

Lee, B&H Photo
12 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Was in NYC for a conference, was fortunate to be staying around the corner from the big store. So fun to visit and great employees to interact with. Had been eying this lens as an experiment for some time, for my T5i. The trick is patience, managing your expectations, and actually learning to use your camera's manual settings.
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Overall 10
10

I love this lens

Lee, B&H Photo
12 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Was in NYC for a conference, was fortunate to be staying around the corner from the big store. So fun to visit and great employees to interact with. Had been eying this lens as an experiment for some time, for my T5i. The trick is patience, managing your expectations, and actually learning to use your camera's manual settings.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Linda Bates, Amazon
11 October 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Great lens for my specific needs

Ashish Patro, Amazon
9 October 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to buy a cheap lens to experiment with high focal range telephoto photography. Mirror lenses inherently have lower sharpness due to their optics but they are much cheaper and lighter than their telephoto lens counterparts. This is a very basic lens so using a tripod is a must to obtain decent photos due to the fixed 6.3 f stop and lack of optical stabilization.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

chirantha, Amazon
8 September 2014
Overall 10
10

nice

newbie, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: works as expected I like it and expect to use it often. I like to take pictures of landscapes and wild life.
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Overall 8
8.0

A great value for the money!

A. Brooks, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: I had this lens for about 6 months now. I concur with the comments about how sensitive this lens is when focusing it. My seems to "recoil" if I let the barrel go. Doesn't matter if you hand hold your camera or if it's on a tripod, the focus will creep on you. So I hold the barrel to ensure that I am getting the focus I need. I also figured since that my lens is new, I "break it in", I'll loosen the barrel up enough so that it won't creep (as much).
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Overall 8
8.0

A good manual lens.

GWH Video, B&H Photo
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: For the price this is a lens good lens. As expected it has a shallow depth of field and is tough to focus. If your focus is spot on it will give decent, sharp pictures. I'm happy with the lens!
  • Pros: Lightweight
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