Kenko Tokina 300mm F6.3 Mirror Lens Just Reviewed
The first dedicated mirror lens for micro four thirds compact system cameras has been reviewed by japanese photography website DC.watch. This lens is one of the smallest mirror lens available in market and coupled with a micro four thirds camera is able to deliver a full frame equivalent view of a 600mm lens.
Length of this mirror lens is of 6.6cm and weighs just 298 grams making it one of the lightest tele photo lens around. The filter size of the lens is of 55mm making it also easy to find a multitude of filters in market for this lens specially when many other mirror lens available in market use odd sized filter sizes that are difficult to find.
Kenko Tokina 300mm F6.3 Mirror Lens based in an older Minolta design
This lens is based on the Minolta RF ROKKOR 250mm F5.6 released many years ago. Built construction of this mirror lens is sturdy with a metal barrel. The manual focusing of the lens is smooth and easy to operate making the task of manual focusing less of a problem. The minimum focusing distance of this mirror lens is of 80cm and can also be used as a macro lens.
Photo samples of the Kenko Tokina 300mm F6.3 Mirror Lens
We can find below some photo samples taken with this lens coupled with a Olympus OM-D E-M5 micro four thirds compact system camera.
One of the characteristics of mirror lens is the donut shaped bokeh. Some find it distracting while others like the way bokeh is rendered making it more distinct when compared to non mirror lens.