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8.9 out of 10

Samyang 800 mm f/8.0

Great Deal: $179.00

Reviews and Problems with Samyang 800 mm f/8.0

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Overall 6
6.0

rear filter not usable

astronomer, B&H Photo
12 November 2014
  • Excerpt: rear filter is about half an inch inside a tight (1/8 inch or so) rear lens assembly. Can't be used. Nikon cat lenses have rear filter as last point on lens and easy to screw on.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Rear Filter Not Usable
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Overall 10
10

The only one...

Gregory, B&H Photo
7 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This was the only 800mm mirror lens with both front and rear filters and low dispersion glass, making it great for not only telephoto, but (with use of close-up filters) macro photos as well.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

Funny lens

bent, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Funny lens to play with, need a little exersise. You will need a very stabil tripod.
  • Pros: As Promissed
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Learning Lens

Sam, B&H Photo
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The lens has performed as expected based on reviews. Focus is sensitive - I've found best to use preview zoom of the camera and practice delicate adjustments. I think this has been a great experience in ultra-telephoto photography - the sensitivities of to wind, gentle breezes, slight vibrations in the ground, and heat distortion. Even the earth rotation when photographing the moon was more than expected.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 4
4.0

Use it for fun

Lance, Adorama
26 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I want to put this lens in perspective. Look around the Adorama site for an 800mm lenses and you'll find some nice ones for $6,000-$15,000. You'll also find this one for less than $200. There are real reasons for the price difference. Don't have high expectations, have some fun with it, and you'll do OK with this lens.The lens is lightweight as all mirror lenses are. If you shoot in B&W there are threads for 30.5mm filters on the back of the lens (closest to the camera).
  • Pros: Fun To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Has to be better

JB, B&H Photo
9 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm giving it one star because I can't achieve focus. If a lens doesn't focus, it's not a lens, it's just a piece of glass. On a tripod, but am unable to get a good focus. I don't expect tack sharp, but I didn't expect ghost images either. Might be the one off that has a problem, not sure. Am returning the lens after I get home and see if a replacement works.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great quality in an affordable lens.

mrbill1948, Ebay
10 June 2013
  • Summary: Perfect compromise between features and cost. Touchy to focus, a bigger viewfinder or magnifier would help, but once focused the picture quality is very good. A bit heavier, so it made my "inexpensive" tripod shake more. But I was able to get images that just weren't possible with my other lenses. A very good buy.
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Overall 10
10

excellence at its best

awesome loe, B&H Photo
3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: one of the best investments I did this summer
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

best value yet in a lens

Paul, B&H Photo
21 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I just bought this lens and was hesitant after I read some of the reviews of manual focus mirror lenses of this type. It has exceeded all my expectations. I have been able to get some extremely sharp pictures of great blue herons in flight. I had one image where the out of focus donuts were a problem but I think this lens is every bit as sharp as a high end lens from Canon or Nikon.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

awesome lens. great company to deal with

Al, Cameta
13 November 2012
  • Excerpt: It was a pleasure doing business with them . super fast delivery , great communication
  • Pros: AWESOME, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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