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Something For The Spotters!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:15 pm

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


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Søren Augustesen
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:30 pm

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


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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:22 am

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

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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:27 am

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....
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:01 am

maximum ISO 200?!?! i'm really laughing!
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:06 am

you could hand hold it, just takes practice.
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:08 am

HAHAHAHAH,

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

 Laugh out loud

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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:09 am

you could hand hold it, just takes practice.

hmmmm... You left yourself open there, but, I will spare you.  Big grin
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:12 am

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

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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:14 am

when you're used to lifting heavy things, a big lens is no problem. Just ask your sister.
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:14 am

Nice try dimwit 1,

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

 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:16 am

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


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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:17 am

if you like hitting it with 62 year old women, you go boi.
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:26 am

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.

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Justin  Smile
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:31 am

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.


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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:34 am

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
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:37 am

Gadzooks,

People in areas where the weather sucks say the darndest things.
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:43 am

Yep, the weather in Seattle sucks 24/7/365. You should never come visit Seattle Chad, you would end up rusting.
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:43 am

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

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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:48 am

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.

 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:49 am

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

Ummmm.... Yea. ok!  Big grin
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:39 pm

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
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:24 am

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
 
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RE: Something For The Spotters!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:06 am

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

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