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8.7 out of 10

Rokinon 800mm f/8.0

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Reviews and Problems with Rokinon 800mm f/8.0

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Overall 2
2.0

Coupdn't focus

pjevolley, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Really liked the feel of this lens but I could NOT get a good focus. I use a VERY stable surveyor's tripod modified for the camera mount along with a remote shutter release. I tried, tried and tried to get a good focused picture, in different light from bright sunlight to full moon pics, but could NOT get a decent focus. Reading other reviews, I hope this is just the lens I received but thought it was worth sharing the experience.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Needs Tripod Mount
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Overall 8
8.0

But a fun lens to play with given the

Peter Winterburn, Amazon
21 July 2014
  • Summary: Does what it is supposed to do. Focussing can be a little stiff. But a fun lens to play with given the price
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Aquaticedge, Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: Great lens, but one word of caution. There is no image stanilization on this lens, a tripod is required. Also you have to shoot in live mode ie you focus not with the view finder but with the screen.
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Overall 2
2.0

If I had been smarter...

Michael Hinton, Amazon
17 April 2014
  • Summary: I would have seriously reconsidered this purchase. The idea of 800mm is a dream to have at such a price... especially for as short as it is. I had T-mounts for both Canon and Nikon so I could use on both... and I did. Same results on both. Clarity... fuzzy at best. Most of the pictures were very very dark even in the brightest of sunshine available. Tripod and mono-pod tested as well. I know that Rokinon has a decent product line... this one failed... MISERABLY!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun...and wow

SDRob01, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: Really amazing how close you can actually get in on things. Even with a sturdy tripod outside, wind is a factor. So plan to provide some sort of shielding to guard against it. Image seems good.. the focus ring is really really (really!) sensitive... Will probably need to attach some kind of cantilever lever to it to give more precise focus control. Also, be sure to get the proper T adapter for your camera (obviously not included, but are only about $8-$10 on Amazon).
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Overall 10
10

Great special purpose lens

Jay, B&H Photo
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This is not an everyday casual lens. I bought this lens, because I was looking for a way to capture better detail of the moon without spending a small fortune. I have also used this lens to take pictures of distant skylines. For my special purposes, it's an incredible value. It's light, simple, and rugged (mostly metal). I use it with a Vixen 37301 T Ring adapter and a Nikon D800. Shooting with this lens is a process. The slightest vibration will blur the image.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Big zoom lens

dalatlamvien, Ebay
7 January 2014
Overall 10
10

Nice lens

Steven Nowacki, Amazon
24 December 2013
  • Summary: Great fixed lens. I do suggest a heavy duty tripod but its much cheaper then the other choices.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for me

Staunton Steve, B&H Photo
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Many reviewers noting the extreme difficulty in focusing this lens. I agree. I set up a tripod, used a shutter release in live view mode on my D800E and was never able to get an image that was better than acceptable. If you imagine using this for wildlife, you got a long row to hoe. I believe that with practice you could get to where some, probably not most of your shots are keeps if your threshold is not too high.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Great cheap lens for moon photographt

Phil, B&H Photo
4 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The construction of the lens is good. The only downside : the focus is a bit stiff and too sensitive. FOr the price, it takes great pictures of the moon.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult To Focus
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