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    650 - 2600 mm Lens
    John


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    Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

    It's the water-white optical glass and exotic anti-reflection coatings that have got me interested.

    Ian C.

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    • #3
      Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

      At 70.5 oz it's probably heavy enough to make a doorstop.
      It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

      David M's Photoblog

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      • #4
        Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

        hehe... I agree David... but at just £160 it might be worth a bet...! I imagine the quality is dire, but I'd love to see some results from it.
        John

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        • #5
          Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

          I looked at a similar lens to this a while ago. I did not purchase it.

          Just a quick warning. Due to the size and cost, Customs will probably charge you tax, and the courier company will charge you a fee to collect the tax. This is push the price up quite a bit.

          I would be interested to see what they are like to astronomy photography, but otherwise I would rather pay a bit more and get a telescope.(like I already have )

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          • #6
            Your pictures are only as good as the glass in your lens."

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            • #7
              Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

              I agree, this is probably not a very good lens at all, and you certainly do get what you pay for - especially with glass. Honestly, I am in no way suggesting that people should go out and purchase this lens if they want an excellent quality, high FL lens...

              I simply just popped this information into a thread so people can see that this lens is available, and if they have this amount of cash to spare, is possibly worth the risk for a punt!
              John

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              • #8
                Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

                Of course. Hey did you ever get round to doing those PS .docs you mentioned MM?

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                • #9
                  Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

                  Sure, I made a great start to one on PS and LR, but haven't had the chance to complete it yet. I am traveling later this week to Madrid for a few days and will have some time to kill on the flights and at the airport. I hope to be able to do more on the doc then if this is OK.

                  Sorry to have not completed it yet, I will do so though...
                  John

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                  • #10
                    Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

                    Originally posted by ianc View Post
                    It's the water-white optical glass and exotic anti-reflection coatings that have got me interested.

                    Ian C.
                    Probably hand-cut from finest quality milk bottles... LOL

                    I'm most amused they decided to paint it white to look "pro"!
                    Hugh of Bardfield
                    Essex, UK
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hughofbardfield/
                    http://hughweller-lewisphotography.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

                      Originally posted by theMusicMan View Post
                      Sorry to have not completed it yet, I will do so though...
                      Not at all John - damn kind of you do do it at all. No hurry at all - I can see how busy you are.

                      Madrid eh - good memories of the Retiro Gardens

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                      • #12
                        Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

                        About the 650-2600mm/650-1300mm. I own 1 and for it's prize it is a good lens. True, you'll get what you pay for but it is in my opinion a nice piece of glass for the prize payed.
                        Took it to the Florennes Airshow last June and I was very happy I brought it with me! The display line was out of range for my 70-300mm. Luckily I had my 500mm mirror manual lens also with me as well as my 650-1300mm.
                        Most Canon/Nikon users were complaining that their 100-400mm lacked the range needed to get descend shots.

                        650mm, f/8, 1/1000sec


                        650mm, f/8, 1/800sec


                        650mm, f/8, 1/500sec
                        André de Wit
                        The Netherlands

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                        Oly OMD E-M 10 Mark II
                        Oly E-420
                        Oly Zuiko ED 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
                        Oly Zuiko ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
                        Oly Zuiko EZ 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6
                        Oly Zuiko ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
                        Samyang/Delamax 650-1300mm 1:8-16 Manual Telephoto Lens
                        Chinon 500mm mirror 1:8-16 Manual Telephoto Lens

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                        • #13
                          Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

                          All shots in last post where taken handheld with the 650-1300mm. Aperture set on aperture priority and metering mode on spotmetering.
                          Except for normal PP form RAW to JPG, I didn't use any crop on these photos.
                          Last edited by buddha01; 12th August 2012, 03:34 AM. Reason: additional info, typo.
                          André de Wit
                          The Netherlands

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                          Oly OMD E-M 10 Mark II
                          Oly E-420
                          Oly Zuiko ED 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
                          Oly Zuiko ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
                          Oly Zuiko EZ 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6
                          Oly Zuiko ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
                          Samyang/Delamax 650-1300mm 1:8-16 Manual Telephoto Lens
                          Chinon 500mm mirror 1:8-16 Manual Telephoto Lens

                          https://adewit7.wixsite.com/aviationphotography

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                          • #14
                            Re: very cheap glass, but boy what a FL...

                            I think, I would have been satisfied with the last shot. I am surprised that there are no massive chromatic aberrations. However, I think you should get rid of that planet sized rock on your sensor!? I you missed it somehow, it's located half way up, above the F-16's tail fin in your last pic.

                            Cheers,
                            Falk
                            currently in dust removal mode
                            I am not afraid of Tits

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