seachaz
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Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:01 am

If the un-informed are already paranoid about us spotters and our 'big' lenses, one can only imagine what they'll think when they see you with this:

Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8/400-1000m F5.6 EX DG

http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/0801/sigma/sigma_200-500.jpg

[Edited 2008-01-30 20:05:06]
 
jetmatt777
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:26 am

Woah, that looks like a bazooka. Try to get that through airport screnning, well, actually, if the TSA missed a handgun a week or so ago, I think, just maybe they'd overlook that!  eyepopping 

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witticism
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:18 pm

"I know what this is ... it is a water heater?

No? Is it a Snow Cone maker?

An Espresso machine?"


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I don't think you need to get up along the perimeter fence line to get a good shot with this mutha .... you could be in the next suburb and still have cropped out too much of the AC!
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:03 pm

Awesome lens. I'd take one... too bad it'll be priced way into the atmosphere.
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sulman
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:11 pm

Lol 16kg..I can see the logic in the green colour; I bet the birders will love it.
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:55 am

f/2.8 at 500mm?  drool 

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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:56 am

Wow! But I won't be saying wow at the price tag however.  Sad

The dream lens!
 
600mmf4
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:57 pm

... 16 KG ????
Well,seems to be the right lens for some spontaneous snapshots  Wink
Seriously,the time it will take until one is ready to shoot with this one ..but a stunning lens in any case.
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:45 pm

I seen the original of this lens. It looked a lot less bazooka like in black. (still looked like a bazooka though)
I wonder why the decided to color the lens green?

Any guess of what the price is going to be? I say $15,000 USD
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jetmatt777
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RE: Maybe Not The Lens To Use Near An Airport

Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:05 pm



Quoting Witticism (Reply 2):
"I know what this is ... it is a water heater?

No? Is it a Snow Cone maker?

An Espresso machine?"

You forgot to que the Arnold Shwartzenegger or however you spell his name's accent.

 biggrin 
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