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Old 14-09-2006, 08:17 PM
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Ultimate lens!!!

This one is doing the rounds at the moment but if you haven't seen it, check out Zeiss's 1700mm f4 telephoto!

http://tinyurl.com/qn5b6

Apparently its a one-of-kind built for a wildlife photographer

Oh and just in case you think you can sling one over your shoulder check out the weight....1/4 ton!

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Old 14-09-2006, 08:21 PM
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Looks like a head light you put on a push bike.

Dont tell Mike..he will want to take photo's of Pelicans and mangroves...lol
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Old 14-09-2006, 08:23 PM
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That's crazy
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Old 14-09-2006, 08:41 PM
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SO is there an actual pic of the lens besides a compute generated mock up of it?

Would make a nice telescope.
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Old 14-09-2006, 09:46 PM
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dont tell striker, he will buy one. Then on sell it to mike!

But then Tony already knows......................so when does it arrive with coolers tony?
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Old 14-09-2006, 10:27 PM
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Ouch, that would cost an arm and a leg and probably a few other body parts as well

cheers
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Old 15-09-2006, 05:42 AM
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Now that's just silly.. You may as well get a refractor and do some prime focus work of the wildlife.
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Old 15-09-2006, 06:33 AM
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Now that's just silly.. You may as well get a refractor and do some prime focus work of the wildlife.
maybe the lens offers the properties of being able to keep objects focused like a tv camera
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Old 15-09-2006, 06:38 AM
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Is that for real, or is it a typo? “This 256 kg behemoth…..”

25.6kgs yes, but surely not 256kgs?

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Old 15-09-2006, 12:23 PM
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Yep for wildlife you need fast focus. It is overkill though. I am sure it would be cheaper and more useful to design a coupled auto focus for a 10 or 12 inch SN.
It would have to be vastly in excess of $100k just going on Canons biggest super telephotos.
Has it been built or is it a 'concept'?

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Old 15-09-2006, 01:59 PM
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Built and on display, Bert.

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Hall 2.1, Booth B010.
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