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  1. #1
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    Now this is a lens

    It might make you wish you owned a Canon. If you could afford this lens.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/new...l-L-Lenses.jsp

    Frank
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  2. #2
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    Yup, I like this part:

    Need something longer? A Canon Extender EF 1.4x boosts the beast up to a 1680/8, and the Canon Extender EF 2x will get you to a 2400/11. For what it's worth, if you couple this lens to a Rebel XTi or EOS 40D you end up with the 35mm-equivalent of 1920/5.6, a 2688/8 with a 1.4x extender, and a 3840/11 with a 2x extender. If you need to focus any tighter to your subject you'll have to hop a plane and fly there.
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

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  3. #3
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    Whoa.

    It's interesting to me how focal length vs. lens size is pretty much exponential. Of course it's to get the diameter high enough to get a useful aperture, but geez, they get big in a hurry. I've seen a few pictures of the MinO 600mm.

    I wonder why Sports Illustrated would want one... seems like they would be able to get almost as close as they would want to almost any sporting event. However I totally see how it would be useful for National Geographic.

    Very cool... makes me feel like I should get a teleconverter for my 75-300 and/or beercan.
    Jason Hamilton
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  4. #4
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    Wow, that IS a lens LOL Don is that monster Sigma bigger ? So what do you think bump the iso to 6400, put a I/R filter on the end, shutter speed oh 3 to 5 seconds suppose you can see through walls? LOL
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  5. #5
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    LOL, and look at that TRIPOD!

    That lens would just squish my 190XPROB and 488RC2 !
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  6. #6
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    I saw this lens, online, a while back ... I don't remember where. It was over a year, for sure. It's back ...

    Anyway, the price is still the same ... $99,000, only it is a year older. Something like that is what I would expect Christian Wright ('CWPhoto') to own .. why? Because he doesn't have one, yet. Do you really need another reason? Okay, he can shoot across the "Outback" and never leave home.

    Imagine, it would take ten guys ponying up $10,000 a piece ... to own this thing. Not too many photographers capable of such major cash flow. I mean ... Wow & Ow!
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  7. #7
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    After some thought, I've decided against this lens.
    I've got concerns about camera shake, excessive battery drain and getting the Sun in shot incinerates the camera.
    Finally and crucially, it WON'T FIT.

  8. #8
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    It cannot be AUTO FOCUS. LOL You would need a car battery.
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  9. #9
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    Frank I think it is a high speed auto focus, you can just make out the little plutonium reactor there on the right side of the lens..................
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    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  10. #10
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    That aint nuttin'

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/13/c...elephoto-lens/

    Granted, it's for a Hasselblad and not a digital, but I'd sure hate to carry that into the backcountry of Yellowstone.

    However, being a Zeiss, I'd bet they could fit an A-mount on it without much work.

    I ran onto this in a Dec '06 Pop Photo (pg 18). Googled it, and found the above article.

    Thought everyone would enjoy.

    GT

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