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ryan elder
What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
on Oct 3, 2018 at 10:47:58 pm

I was thinking of getting this one, but I was very surprised at the astonishingly cheap price:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&gclid=Cj0K...

Usually telephoto lenses are much more expensive compared to non-telephoto that was is actually cheaper than any non-telephoto I have bought before.

So I wonder, there must be something about this lens that really sucks, or there must be a huge drawback to it, which is why it is so cheap in price.

Am I wrong, or is it actually a really good lens, with no hidden catches at all, for a really good price, or no?


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Robert Olding
Re: What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
on Oct 4, 2018 at 5:15:34 pm

A reflex lens is typically used for astronomy work. Plus their apertures are fixed. You won't be able control your depth of field. The focal length is achieved with mirrors as opposed to actual physical lenses. Any bokeh is displayed as rings that mimic the shape of the mirrors. It's not a pretty look.

Robert Olding

Studio Eight | Director of Photography
http://www.studioeightmn.com
Minneapolis, MN


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Blaise Douros
Re: What do you think of this lens for video shooting?
on Oct 5, 2018 at 3:47:05 am

Yep. It's a reflex lens. They suck for basically everything but astro.


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