Summary: This lens is pretty great for it's price. Now, mind you, this is not a pro-grade lens, so manage your expectations accordingly and I'm sure you'll be happy with it. Image Quality is ok, as any mirror lenses it is soft and with low contrast, both of which can be managed in post-processing and end up with nice shots. Bokeh is donut shaped and not pleasant at all, but then again this is not a lens you wanna shoot portraits with.
because I am used to a larger/heavier maksutov-cassegrain which I liked. This is about half the weight of my ...
Vincent Lao, Amazon
28 August 2014
Summary: Before purchase, I already read some reviews about it and many of them are not so encouraging. I still purchased one because I wanted something with a long reach and light-weight setup for birds that my Canon Powershot SX40 superzoom couldn't reach well enough. The donut-shaped bokeh isn't an issue for me, because I am used to a larger/heavier maksutov-cassegrain which I liked. This is about half the weight of my 102mm mak, although both have almost similar aperture.