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EOS-M / EOS-M with Rokinon 300mm EF-M lens
« on: July 01, 2014, 12:07:24 AM »
I just got the new Rokinon 300mm EF-M lens.

When I go on landscape trips I carry my Leica with a couple wide primes.  I use the EOS-M with Leica lens adapter as a small/light back-up camera.  I want to have a wildlife lens for those occasions when a great shot presents itself, but there is no way I'm going to carry a conventional long telephoto.  This little mirror lens for the EOS-M seemed like a great option so I gave it a try.  I took it out shooting this afternoon for the first time.  I found that, to focus effectively (it is manual focus) I had to press my Hoodman loupe to the screen and treat it as a viewfinder.  Not very elegant, but it works.

I was really surprised by the clarity and character of this simple lens.  It can't handle a bright back ground (strong flare and loss of contrast) and it needs a little adjustment in ACR to boost the contrast even in the best light.  Also I found the colors very muted but a custom color profile with a color checker passport completely resolved that.

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