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February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm Outdoor Test, Cat Boxing, Somebody Mutilated My Laptop

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
February 7, 2017. The Clock Tower, one of my favorite icons since the 1980s.


February 4, 2017 

Woot! Yesterday, there was a shocker awaiting me at the Post Office. I thought that the T-mount to Nikon Adapter I ordered back in October 2016 was already lost in transit. When I was expecting to pick up something else (I have 12 pending items for pickup), THIS shows up. That's 4 months waiting! (The seller resent the lost item, you see.)









Anyway, for those who have not heard about T-mount lenses, they are similar but not the same with M42, which is the old screw mount lenses that Pentax SLRs used.

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
Left: M42 to Nikon Adapter (with infinity glass)
Right: T-Mount to Nikon Adapter



While I was at the Post Office and asked some questions about importing stuff, the customs officer gave me this very helpful guide on the new rules. Items below P10,000 are now free from taxes and duties (from the old P15 which was panahon pa ng American colonization).

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing



The Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount Preset Lens) has been lying unused, in my drawer for 5 months because the adapter took forever to arrive. I thought I'd never be able to use it. It suffered from a thick haze in the rear glass that took alot of effort for me to remove. The haze was stubborn but I managed to remove 99% of it using toothpaste. Now, I can see a clear transmission when looking through the lens from end to end.

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
Just to show you that the Lionon 300mm is not so big compared to your common lenses.

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
Here, the rear glass is cleaner than before.

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
13 blades

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing



The Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount Preset Lens) turned out to be a nice lens. On my DX/APS-C/crop sensor D5200 (1.5x crop factor), 300mm becomes 450mm. I like 300mm on DX because it's a telephoto range that still allows more room in the frame to shoot the environment around the subjects. (Whereas my favorite Reflex-Nikkor C 500mm f/8 acts as a 750mm lens on my camera.) I'd really love to tell you more about the Lionon lens, but it will take too much space here and distract from the goal of this post, which is about my photowalk. So you can read about it by visiting the link below. All the samples here are undeited SOOC as usual, and you can see how sharp this lens is.

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
This was shot from one block away.

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing



While I was at it, might as well take some test shots with the Sigma 18-200mm. Here, I shot in 18mm and 200mm, then another 18mm with my new Kenko Softon B filter. I luvit!

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
18m, with Kenko Softon B

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
18mm

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
200mm




So at the end of the day, once I got home... what do I see? Somebody tore my laptop's keyboard apart! Jasper the Siamese cat objected and said it was the dog, but I'm pretty sure my forensic photo shows cat hair in the crime scene. lol

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
That's the last piece I need to fix...



Jasper looks bored. So I decided to play some cat videos for him. As soon as the videos played, his attention was welded on the monitor. In these shots, you see that he's watching a 'siamese cat boxing dog' video, and very entertained by it.


February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
Jasper playing along and boxing at the monitor, isn't that funny!

February 4, 2017: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount) Outdoor Test + Cat Boxing
Good night! Meowrrrr!




Further Reading

Lens Porn: Lionon 300mm f/5.6 (T-Mount)
www.photojournalbyrattusyu.com/2017/02/lionon-300mm-f5.6-tmount.html

Lens Porn: Reflex-Nikkor C 500mm f/8 (Version 3)
www.photojournalbyrattusyu.com/2017/01/reflex-nikkor-c-500mm-f8-mirror-lens.html

Lionon 300mm f/5.6 Photo Album
https://flic.kr/s/aHskKgAPkh

Reflex-Nikkor C 500mm f/8 Photo Album
https://flic.kr/s/aHskFnrMXY

Sigma DC 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM
https://flic.kr/s/aHskPDaq3D

Kenko Softon B Filters Photo Album
https://flic.kr/s/aHskTZb1A8

T-Mount to Nikon Adapter
https://flic.kr/s/aHskNxUsJw

Jasper the Choco Siamese Cat
https://flic.kr/s/aHskPMcqS2


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