Check out these cheap mirror photos:
One particular afternoon in Jerusalem we decided to cross through the military checkpoint into Palestine to pay a visit to Bethlehem. We had planned to take a standard Jerusalem city bus, but alternatively accidentally boarded a bus that (evidently) caters to Palestinians going to and from the West Bank. This bus was 3 shekels cheaper and a lot far more lively than any other bus I rode whilst in Israel.
Image by mugley
This is the very first action my mirror lens has observed in about 3 years. Back when I bought it (for some ridiculous low cost sum, partly due to being second-hand and partly due to the fact of how the name "Rokinon" just screams quality), I mainly utilised it to shoot distant objects at infinity. Then I’d pixel-peep the digital shots, get very discouraged by how soft the lens was, and place it away for months, sooner or later years.
These days I’ve grown out of the sharpness obsession that seems to afflict each newbie photographer, and can appreciate how to use a soft long tele lens for the inventive opportunities it provides. In this case, there’s the thin depth of field from the 500mm focal length, becoming able to use the lens’s low contrast to counteract a glarey scene, and that wacky donut bokker which appears fantastic as long as you never have a busy background. Plus that glare on the armrest would bring out the worst in chromatic aberrations on a refractive lens, whereas right here we have no difficulty at all.
So yeah, at final I have some adore for the mirror lens. But if you are nevertheless at the stage of debating over which "glass" to purchase subsequent for maximum sharpness, you ought to probably steer clear of them for now.