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What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?  
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6177 times:

What is the biggest camera lens you have ever seen?

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User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6138 times:

For a reflex camera is the Nikon 800mm/5.6...
Here is an example (sorry to plug my own photo)


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Photo © Enrique Ferrer



And for medium format the 500mm teletessar for Hasselblad  Big thumbs up

Enrique


User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6069 times:

My own lens :-o




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User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

Canon 1200mm L prime lens, oh boy, what a beast of a lens...

Saw it once with a pro photographer....

Tobi



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

Does the Hubble ST count?

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 5932 times:
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User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 5876 times:

The EF 1200mm f/5.6L...




User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 5803 times:
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haha that is rad.

Show up to your local airports carport with that thing.



User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 5795 times:

Interesting... didn't know you could mount a video camera off those!

Rez
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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 5789 times:

There is a converter to use EF lenses on those videocams. The crop factor is something like 7x...

Staffan


User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 5778 times:

Holy sh*t!
Are those heavy?
Martinair,you're 13-15,how can you afford one of those?
Clickhappy/everyone how much zoom do they have?


User currently offlineFutterman From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1301 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5767 times:

Full story on the 1200/5.6:
http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php

Largest I've seen in real life goes to the Nikkor 600/4.



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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5706 times:

Martinair,you're 13-15,how can you afford one of those?


Huh, oh, I got it for $460US....... may be a bit pricey but it is a nice lens! (I do work, you know)



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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5706 times:

"Canon technician Seiji Matsushita observes life on a distant planet. Throwing aside all inhibitions, we've added a 2x extender, which you can see between the back end of the lens and the EOS adapter. This doubles the effective focal length to a 35mm equivalent of 17280mm, yes, there are five digits in that number, which of course is utterly insane."

 Wow! Wow! Wow! 17,280mm...What the hell would you use that for? Portraits of the astronauts on the ISS?  Big thumbs up Crazy!

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5680 times:
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The largest I've seen and used for that matter is a 100-400 L IS that belongs to Steve Kempf.

User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2734 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

Wonder how long it'll take to get moved on from LHR with that beast!


Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

The biggest I have seen is the Canon 600mm F/4L IS.

If all goes well, I will be owning the 500mm F/4L IS by the end of 2005, with a 1.4x extender. Might even go for the 2x. (1400mm) I think it would be pretty sweet to shoot High flyers on a cold, clear Michigan winter day (Tripod obviously)


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5576 times:

Well i used to use a 500MM Miror Lens made in the USSR it was a real heavy beast but I used it to take loads of military Shots at Air shows till it got to heavy for me'

I also some times used my Step fathers 1,000MM miror Lens also made in Russia But always on a tripod this was when Digital Cameras did not exhist!


User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2745 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5513 times:

The biggest I've ever used (or seen) as a single prime lens, no extenders is the old Nikon 2000mm f:11 Mirror Lens. It's a big slow lens from long before the time of today's fast ED glass. But what a monster and the one thing that is amazing about using mirror lenses is the "doughnut" shaped spectral highlights. Awesome.











User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5856 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5499 times:

canon 1200mm, go to Narita and there are a few guys that hang out at Sakura No Yama park and use them, couldn't believe my eyes when i saw it.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5477 times:
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its all a matter of taste.

I prefer wide angle lenses, being close to the action is where it's at. Long focal lengths are too dependent on conditions.


User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

Here's a slightly bigger one... the Canon FD 5200mm f/14. Notice the camera at the end of it.



User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

Holy Moly!!!!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!

That is one seriously big and ugly lens!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineBREmer From Germany, joined May 2004, 551 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

Hehe that would be cool to see somebody drive a semi truck with that thing on it next to the runway and spot planes.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineLhrsunriser From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

Those are weird they must be really heavy aswell. STrong arms lol


Getting back into it
25 Post contains images Ianatstn : LOLOL!!! Lyzzard, that pic is hilarious! The camera on the end just kills me Cheers Ian@STN
26 IAH777 : Jeez...try taking THAT to the airport and see how many Feds you meet! I can see the captions of the first Garfinkel pics uploaded, "The pilot of this
27 Lurch : Well a friend of mine uses his Discoverer Refracting Telescope as a ZOOM lens it gives him 1,000MM to 4,000MM its a 15 x 60 to 60 X 60MM Scope! He Nor
28 Lyzzard : Hey Lurch, does your friend have any uploaded shots? They sound interesting.
29 Post contains images Clickhappy : "The pilot of this LH 744 has three unsightly hairs growing out of this mole on his neck. Seen here at FL 370 over LHR at midnight." Sounds like a Vas
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