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Old February 16th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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Worlds largest non-military lens

1700mm f/4, weighing in at just over 560 lbs. No joke, it's on the Zeiss website. It's designed for MF cameras - but I'll bet somebody would come up with a mount to adapt it for Canon or Nikon.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #2
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Why is this in the Area 51 section?
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Old February 18th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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Why is this in the Area 51 section?
Cause, it's used for spying on aliens :)
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Old February 20th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #4
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lol
u wanna see some crazy stuff, throw on a canon 100-400L IS USM to a H1 with an EF adapter and youve got a 2880mm range...
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Old March 7th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #5
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this info was realease back in october 2006, still very cool though.

here's more info.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0610/06...eiss1700f4.asp
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Old March 7th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #6
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http://ia300239.us.archive.org/2/ite...ns/biglens.JPG

this one is more affordable....
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Old March 8th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #7
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Bargain.. lol

i tell u one thing though, i wouldnt be hanging the camera body by the lens mount like this thats fer ser..
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Old March 8th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #8
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it's more bomber than most people realize, and the picture was snapped in about 30 seconds. the lens mount is very solid, if there's a weak link at all, it's in the adapter, which canon could have made way better, considering the applications....
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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #9
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Good god, I'll let you know what i think in 23 minutes when the Pic finishes downloading on this T1 line. Sloooow server.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #10
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Meryem,

First visit to area 51 months. curiously just what lens is that, looks sima finish like.
could have used it to film some white tailed deer this evening, just out of reach.
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