I am one who has never used a reflex lens on a camera before. Could you modestly elucidate on the eccentricities of such a design? I would assume that distortion and flare could be a problem, but I'm just guessing.
- cheaper then regular lenses
- very compact and light
- usually harder to focus, although Samyang may have gotten around this "normal" limitation
- no aperture control (might be wrong, but I don't think I've seen a variable aperture mirror lens)
- bokeh is "ugly", you don't get blurring lights, you get blurry rings, often not an issue, but can be VERY distracting when you've got bright point sources of light (i.e. night scenes)
Still, given that, most mirror lenses are of very poor build and image quality, I wouldn't be surprised if Samyang has done it's job well and have come out will a solid performer. Can't wait to see the image tests!