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Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:03 am

Got to share with you guys since the G/F is not impressed  Smile

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:12 am

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.
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:14 am

Hmmmmm... This gives me a sick sick sick idea.
 
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Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:21 am

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 

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:51 am

Very Nice.

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Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:20 am

Niiiiiiiiiiiiice.

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

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

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Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:01 am

Good god, man. Share the wealth!!

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Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:26 am

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

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:26 pm

Bet it weighs a ton!
 
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Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:38 pm

i guess rocket science does pay Big grin
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:22 pm

But it's a Canon. Big grin

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:25 pm

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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Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:53 pm

Thats one strong fairy..enjoy!!!
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:26 pm

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.

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:23 pm

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

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:03 pm

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!
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:55 pm

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,

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:48 am

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
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:59 am

Suresh,

do you still have the 400 2.8?
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:34 am

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.
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:57 am

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...

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:01 am

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
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:16 am

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

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:49 pm

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

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

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:56 pm

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

Have fun with manual focussing
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:24 am

Quoting EDDL (Reply 24):
Have fun with manual focussing

 yes 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:54 am

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 was just saying 20D. LOL I'm stupid.

[Edited 2006-07-15 19:54:42]
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:01 am

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 26):
Edit: LOL - I was just saying 20D. LOL I'm stupid.

 bigthumbsup   Silly
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:17 am

Hehe.

Well, again:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 26):
And - who cares about manual focusing when you don't have to zoom?

Hehe...  no 

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:04 am

yah or nay ? What do you guys think  

Took this tonight..i have picture of some more birds coming up....

http://www.airliners.net/uf/536885538/1153011771TRzNy4.jpg

basically only shrunk down in size..not processed much.
taken this afternoon.
http://www.airliners.net/uf/536885538/1153012109maXj27.jpg

[Edited 2006-07-16 03:09:50]
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:28 pm

I think you must stack some TCs and retry the 1st shot!
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:24 pm

Your camera is the 1D which has 16.7 megapixels?
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Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:15 pm

Do you have anymore shots of the girls?
Maybe profile shots of each individual one.. Big grin
They are pretty nice. Bless those super teles.

Are they contestants of some beauty pagent or something?
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:26 pm

Welcome to the Bazooka club!!
Nice to see another member of the longrange brigade joining the ranks.
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:03 pm

Quoting BO__einG (Reply 32):
Do you have anymore shots of the girls?
Maybe profile shots of each individual one..
They are pretty nice. Bless those super teles.

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting BO__einG (Reply 32):
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 contestants of some beauty pagent or something?

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 in 1 hour. I promise, i was only testing the camera setup and my indoor shooting capability  Smile
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:58 am

Quoting Dehowie (Reply 33):
Welcome to the Bazooka club!!
Nice to see another member of the longrange brigade joining the ranks.

Darren,

He already owned the 400 2.8 before this, hes been a member for a while.  Wink
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:28 am

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 5):
The biggest and most expensive Canon lens in production

That's the Canon 1200 f/5.6.

http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php

$79,000 USD.
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:47 am

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 by the canine and feline squads....the KSC guard dogs always like the extra smells they get from my equipment  Smile
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:53 am

Quoting Chrisair (Reply 37):

The 1200mm is not in production per se. It must be special ordered.

[Edited 2006-07-17 04:53:58]
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:59 am

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 39):
The 1200mm is not in production per se. It must be special ordered.

Yep. You have to order it specially. And they only make it by request. Apparently by hand on a laithe.

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:10 pm

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!  drool 

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:10 pm

LOL, Eksath!

That cat doesn't seem to like the flash.  tongue 

Out of curiosity, you do have also photos at NASA's website, right?

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:25 pm

What tripod and monopod are those?
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:03 pm

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!!!

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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:28 am

Quoting Chrisair (Reply 37):
That's the Canon 1200 f/5.6.

http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/images/images17.php

$79,000 USD.

As far as I know, it isn't in production.

Quoting Sinkrate (Reply 40):
Yep. You have to order it specially. And they only make it by request. Apparently by hand on a laithe.

As far as I know, you had to order is specially, as it was special made from 1993 to 2005.

-David

[Edited 2006-07-17 17:31:14]
 
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RE: Lens Fairy Visited Last Night....

Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:52 am

Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 43):
What tripod and monopod are those?

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.com/jsp/index.jsp
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