Excerpt: After experimenting with this a lens a little I have decided that it performs a better than some have posted. The physical length of the lens makes is pron to vibration which takes some time to settle down - the solution was to use the self timer set to 10 seconds if the subject permits, or a remote...
Excerpt: I ordered this lens with a T-mount adapter for my new Sony NEX-7, and I have to say I wasn't expecting it to perform as well as it does. It is solidly constructed, with no rattles or bad fit and finish; it was perfect out of the box.
Excerpt: This lens is a lot of fun to use. You'll need a sturdy tripod and a way to trigger your camera or shots will come out blurry, but if you're looking to have some cheap outdoor fun - $!! I'm attaching some pictures I shot useing a SONY a6000.
Excerpt: I didn't expect much when I bought this but have been pleasantly surprised at it's performance. Aberrations, of course. 500mm, probably not exactly. Fairly true color, yes. Would I buy it again, yes!
Excerpt: I had just bought this lens and as I practice with it I am getting better at it. I do think it is hard to focus the tripod is a must. I had taken a shot with it at full length around 1/4 mile and it was pretty sharp.
Excerpt: As with other Rokinon lenses that I own (14f2.8, 24f1.4 and 85F1.4), the Rokinon 500f8 combines high quality optics with excellent mechanical features. A tripod and shutter release are a must to get the best performance with this lens. Images are sharp with excellent contrast.