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User currently offlineSoren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

Hi all

Some of you may already have seen this, but I just saw it dpreview.com.

It is a 3,14 megepixel digital cam with a 450-1350mm F2.8-F4.0 lens  Wow!

Ideal for those hard to see far away registration numbers  Smile

Article: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0406/04062402kowprominartd1.asp


Regards
Søren Augustesen

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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

Good idea... 1350mm f4 is nice, but the CCD probably has to be the size of a pinprick to produce such a lens (what does 1/2,5" CCD mean?). Wonder what kind of images that will produce. Actually... I don't wonder... Big grin
Eduard


[Edited 2004-06-25 11:33:15]

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4218 times:

450-1350mm with NO IS? Not gonna happen, sorry.



User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4219 times:

For just about the same price you can get a Rebel/300D and a Canon 100-400 IS L lens. Perhaps not quite as much reach, but twice the resolution on a bigger CMOS sensor which equals much higher quality in photos....

User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

maximum ISO 200?!?! i'm really laughing!


Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4172 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

you could hand hold it, just takes practice.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

HAHAHAHAH,

What a piece of trash. Might as well waste your money on a Nikon. Its slightly better than this.

 Laugh out loud

[Edited 2004-06-25 22:33:45]

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

you could hand hold it, just takes practice.

hmmmm... You left yourself open there, but, I will spare you.  Big grin


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

Chad, you probably wouldn't need to practice, I bet you have the hand holding down perfect!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Jet City Aviation Photography
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4151 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

when you're used to lifting heavy things, a big lens is no problem. Just ask your sister.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4152 times:

Nice try dimwit 1,

But, it was your opposing solo, Dimwit 2 that said you could hand hold it, just takes practice.



User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4152 times:

when you're used to lifting heavy things, a big lens is no problem. Just ask your sister.

Hmm, my sister huh? That was weak, I was gonna say your MOM.  Big thumbs up


[Edited 2004-06-25 22:16:13]

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4147 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

if you like hitting it with 62 year old women, you go boi.

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Kowa Prominar first announced the TD-1 digital spotting scope in March last year, the company has now posted a new press release with specifications, it also reveals that this unique digital camera should be reaching shelves in Japan sometime in July. The 210,000 YEN (approx. $2,000) digital spotting scope has a huge 450 - 1350 mm F2.8 - F4.0 zoom lens (equiv. approx. 10x - 30x zoom) coupled to a 1/2.5" 3.14 megapixel CCD. It also has a true TTL optical viewfinder. Two things bother me about this device, firstly it has a maximum sensitivity of ISO 200 and no image stabilization, those two items combined mean you'll need a very good tripod and very still subject to capture nice sharp images. This beast is 39 cm (15.4 in) long and weighs 2.3 Kg (5.1 lb).

Phil: I hate to say it but I can't really see this being a useful product, maximum ISO 200, no image stabilizer and 1350 mm equiv. is just a recipe for a blurred image.

LOL  Big thumbs up

What a piece of crap.

Regards,

Justin  Smile


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

if you like hitting it with 62 year old women, you go boi


Man you are sick. I wouldnt touch her with your Kowa Prominar TD-1, 3mp, 1350 mm zoom.  Nuts

Next.


[Edited 2004-06-25 22:32:43]

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Man you are sick. I wouldnt touch her with your Kowa Prominar TD-1, 3mp, 1350 mm zoom.

Man you are sick. I wouldnt touch her with my trusty new Kowa Prominar TD-1, 3mp, 1350 mm zoom.

Signed,

Mr Chad Thomas  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4110 times:

Gadzooks,

People in areas where the weather sucks say the darndest things.


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

Yep, the weather in Seattle sucks 24/7/365. You should never come visit Seattle Chad, you would end up rusting.


Jet City Aviation Photography
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

Don't say you don't want one...

I see you rushing to trade that 300D and all your L for it.

By the way, who gives a shit about the weather!? I don't  Smile

Justin


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

You should never come visit Seattle Chad

I have been there for extended periods of time. Thank God I am gone. The part I really hate is when its 34 degrees and pouring rain. I would much rather see snow.



User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

I see you rushing to trade that 300D and all your L for it.

Ummmm.... Yea. ok!  Big grin


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

By the way, who gives a shit about the weather!?

White balance
• Auto
• Cloudy

I wonder between which WB modes the "auto" option chooses from! Oh well...  Laugh out loud

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

This camera might the only thing to work for MCO's spotting suggestion! Those who have spotted at MCO's suggest spotting area of the 9th floor parking garage know what I'm talking about! LOL  Big thumbs up

-Justin


User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Imagine.... with a x2 extender.... Big grin

Daniel



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