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What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:05 am

What is the biggest camera lens you have ever seen?
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:21 am

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


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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:29 am

My own lens :-o

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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:36 am

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

Saw it once with a pro photographer....

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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:45 am

Does the Hubble ST count?
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Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:09 am

 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:17 am

The EF 1200mm f/5.6L...


 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:51 am

haha that is rad.

Show up to your local airports carport with that thing.

 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:52 am

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

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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:58 am

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

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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:03 am

Holy sh*t!
Are those heavy?
Martinair,you're 13-15,how can you afford one of those?
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:14 am

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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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:42 am

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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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:42 am

"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!

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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:56 am

The largest I've seen and used for that matter is a 100-400 L IS that belongs to Steve Kempf.
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:57 am

Wonder how long it'll take to get moved on from LHR with that beast!
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:47 am

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)
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:46 am

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!
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:54 am

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.









 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:05 am

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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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:14 am

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.
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:56 pm

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

 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:33 pm

Holy Moly!!!!  Wow!  Wow!  Wow!

That is one seriously big and ugly lens!

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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:23 pm

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
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:21 pm

Those are weird they must be really heavy aswell. STrong arms lol
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:23 am

LOLOL!!!

Lyzzard, that pic is hilarious! The camera on the end just kills me Big grin

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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:36 pm

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 LH 744 has three unsightly hairs growing out of this mole on his neck. Seen here at FL 370 over LHR at midnight." and "KL over Maho Beach as seen from EWR."
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:48 pm

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 Normaly only uses it for Military photos or for photos from Runny Meade hill over looking LHR/EGLL so he can get Taxi/Take Off shots from up there of the Traffic on 27 left/09 right over 4-5 Miles away its a real eye opener to look at his photos from up there!
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:21 am

Hey Lurch, does your friend have any uploaded shots? They sound interesting.
 
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RE: What Is The Biggest Lens You've Seen?

Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:55 pm

"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 Vasco quote  Big thumbs up

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