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Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....  
User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1309 posts, RR: 25
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
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Got to share with you guys since the G/F is not impressed  Smile




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User currently offline777MechSys From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
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What? Every time the lens fairy visits me she leaves smudges on all my glass. I must have pissed her off.  Silly
BTW Nice lens.


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Hmmmmm... This gives me a sick sick sick idea.

User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Quoting Eksath (Thread starter):
Got to share with you guys since the G/F is not impressed

Of the size or what?  Silly

Anyway, nice lens, congrats!  bigthumbsup 

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineSinkrate From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Very Nice.

Michael


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Niiiiiiiiiiiiice.

The biggest and most expensive Canon lens in production.... Is it yours?  embarrassed 

If it is, the congratulations with that gem..  Wink

Regards,
David


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Good god, man. Share the wealth!!

 Big grin



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineWhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Wanna trade camera gear? ...I think it'd be a fair trade!

- Jason DePodesta


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2359 times:

Bet it weighs a ton!

User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

i guess rocket science does pay Big grin

User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

But it's a Canon. Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Generally I'm wary of any fairies being in my home, especially when I'm asleep. This one seems quite positive, however  Smile

P.S. More NASA pics please.



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User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Thats one strong fairy..enjoy!!!


No URL in signature please
User currently offlineFlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

You know it's serious glass if it comes in a suitcase. Hope to see some more, even nicer shots of the next STS mission.

Cheers,
Sebastian



Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
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Suresh

So I take it you will be using this beast at the next Shuttle launch  Wink

Looking forward to seeing images fom it.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 10):
But it's a Canon.

Even though I am a Nikon guy I have to say that is one awesome lens. Congratulations. Post some pics with it!


User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1309 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2207 times:
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Quoting Granite (Reply 14):
Suresh

So I take it you will be using this beast at the next Shuttle launch  
Looking forward to seeing images fom it.

Regards

Gary

Wow...Am glad i posted this thread 'cos I feel that this lens is appreciated. You guys have no idea how so-so it went down at home. I might as well have recieved the newspaper via fedex.

Thanks all for the feedback and I am waiting for Monday morning 09:07 H for OV-103 to come in at KTTS and start her flare with the touchdown point at 2500 feet down the runway. I have the spot setup already now i have to pray to the weather and operational gods to preserve the window!

Gary, i was hoping to have this for the launch but it did not make it. I guess, STS-115 will be the official baptism by fire.

The fternoon/evening weather has been a bit wet in south Florida the last couple of days but i will try to do some test shots,soon. Will post them here for reference.

Regards,

 Smile



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Suresh,

With that lens I wouldn't be shooting aircraft! I'd be camped outside celebrities houses earning a fortune selling pics to tabloid newspapers! Big grin


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Suresh,

do you still have the 400 2.8?


User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1309 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
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Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 18):
Suresh,

do you still have the 400 2.8?

Yeah. I love that lens. I hope i feel the same about this one after a few months of use.



World Wide Aerospace Photography
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

600mm plus a 2x II extender... Can you do that?!?! Haha

Can't wait to see the awesome photos I know will come through that lens...

-Mike in SAT


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting Eksath (Reply 16):

with that plus the extender im not so sure you even have to wait for the shuttle to leave orbit  Wink


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Add a 20D in front of the Extender and lens = 1920mm.  Smile

-David


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 22):
Add a 20D in front of the Extender and lens = 1920mm.

 Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 22):
Add a 20D in front of the Extender and lens = 1920mm.

Have fun with manual focussing


25 Post contains images KFLLCFII :
26 Post contains images Aero145 : What about the 1-series body? Did I miss something?    And - who cares about manual focusing when you don't have to zoom? LOL -David Edit: LOL - I w
27 Post contains images EDDL :
28 Post contains images Aero145 : Hehe. Well, again: Hehe... -D.
29 Post contains links and images Eksath : yah or nay ? What do you guys think   Took this tonight..i have picture of some more birds coming up.... basically only shrunk down in size..not proc
30 RG828 : I think you must stack some TCs and retry the 1st shot!
31 NicolasRubio : Your camera is the 1D which has 16.7 megapixels?
32 Post contains images BO__einG : Do you have anymore shots of the girls? Maybe profile shots of each individual one.. They are pretty nice. Bless those super teles. Are they contestan
33 Dehowie : Welcome to the Bazooka club!! Nice to see another member of the longrange brigade joining the ranks. Dazz
34 Post contains images SLCUT2777 : Try it out at SXM next winter!
35 Post contains images Eksath : yes..I do but the Shuttle photos from tomorrow morning are going to come first before i can process all these other shots. I filled up 4 gb of cards
36 Post contains images Maiznblu_757 : Darren, He already owned the 400 2.8 before this, hes been a member for a while.
37 Post contains links Chrisair : That's the Canon 1200 f/5.6. http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php $79,000 USD.
38 Post contains links and images Eksath : Ok. Just did my equipment check for tomorrow morning..Hopefully OV-103 is coming home to KSC on schedule tomorrow. I also got "simulated" bomb check b
39 Senorcarnival : The 1200mm is not in production per se. It must be special ordered.[Edited 2006-07-17 04:53:58]
40 Sinkrate : Yep. You have to order it specially. And they only make it by request. Apparently by hand on a laithe. Michael
41 Post contains images Fiveholer : WOW, just sad how small the 70-200 2.8 looks next to those monster! Oh man, the day to be able to own a 300mm+ 2.8 piece o' glass! Danny
42 Post contains images Joge : LOL, Eksath! That cat doesn't seem to like the flash. Out of curiosity, you do have also photos at NASA's website, right? -Joge
43 NicolasRubio : What tripod and monopod are those?
44 Chris78cpr : Nice setup Suresh! Glad you got another new toy to use at the landing and nxt launch. I'm determined to make it out to see a launch at some point!!! C
45 Post contains images Aero145 : As far as I know, it isn't in production. As far as I know, you had to order is specially, as it was special made from 1993 to 2005. -David[Edited 20
46 Post contains links Eksath : Manfrotto. The monopod is carbon fiber. It is light and strong. I really like it. Looking forward to a carbon fiber tripod,too. http://www.manfrotto.
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